The 3rd edition of this book for parents has been revised to include new and expanded chapters on coaching (academic, persistence, social and emotion coaching), plus new chapters on social media, screen time, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. This is an amazing book that covers research-based parenting strategies for all families. Positive discipline techniques are described in detail illustrated with true-to-life examples to help parents prevent behavior problems and promote their children’s social and emotional competence.
The 3rd edition has many new features. It is formatted for easier reading, with pull-out sections highlighting key principles and parenting tools. It includes pictures from the video program chosen to remind parents of the vignette discussions they had in their groups. There are also detailed scripts that include social, emotion, academic and persistence coaching dialogues for parents to model, prompt, describe, expand and praise. Scripts are also included to support parents use of puppets and pretend play designed to enhance their children’s learning, modeling and practice of appropriate social and emotion behaviors, thoughts and feelings. All of these approaches will enhance parent-child positive relationships and attachment, build language development and promote positive peer interactions.