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This guide will assist you to find resources on child rearing and  parenting skills. At the Central Library, most of the materials on the subject are found in Literature & Social Sciences on Level 3, but also in the Children’s Library on the Lower Level. The Science & Technology Division on Level 4 has material on the physical aspects of child rearing/care, such as nutrition, sleeping patterns, etc.


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Discipline Without Distress - Arnall, Judy
Call Number: 306.874 A74d1
ISBN: 9780978050900
A positive discipline book of practical tips, strategies, skills and ideas for parents of babies through teenagers. Describes exactly what to do "in the moment" for every type of behavior, from whining to web surfing.

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Four Weeks to a Better-Behaved Child - Chandler, Christine
Call Number: 306.874 C454f
ISBN: 0071435751
A smart, easy-to-implement, and unique approach to positive disciplining. Dr. Chandler challenges several commonly used approaches to discipline and provides alternatives.

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk - Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish
Call Number: 306.874 F11h2
ISBN: 9780380811960
Discusses how to gain your children's cooperation with household rules and chores, use discipline without punishing or losing control, and strengthen your children's self-reliance.

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Nurtureshock - Bronson, Po and Ashley Merryman
Call Number: 305.23 B869n
ISBN: 9780446504126
The authors demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked.

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Simplicity Parenting - Payne, Kim John
Call Number: 306.874 P346s
ISBN: 0345507975
Based on Payne's twenty year's experience successfully counseling busy families, Simplicity Parenting teaches parents how to worry and hover less and how to enjoy more.

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