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Whale Done Parenting: How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids

Whale Done Parenting: How to Make Parenting a Positive Experience for You and Your Kids

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Author: Thad Lacinak

Brand: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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  • ISBN13: 9781605093482
  • Condition: New
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Number Of Pages: 168

Details: Product Description What does raising children have to do with training killer whales? More than you'd think. Mega-selling author Ken Blanchard teams up again with his Whale Done coauthors to show how positive reinforcement techniques used by trainers at Seaworld can help parents bring out the best in their children. Review “When we instituted a Whale Done-based program at Schaeffer Elementary we saw suspensions go down 95 percent, and math and reading proficiency improved dramatically. These principles work—kids really respond!” —Cynthia Zurchin, Principal, Schaeffer Elementary School, Pittsburgh “We long to be better parents who, with our kids, make a better world, and Whale Done Parenting helps us do just that. If you want to raise good kids and see more smiling and less scolding in your household, read this book!” —Naomi Cramer Overton, President, Mothers of Preschoolers International About the Author Jim Ballard is an educator, corporate trainer, and writer. Ken Blanchard is the author of several bestselling books, including the blockbuster international bestseller The One Minute Manager®. He is Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. Thad Lacinak is founder and co-owner of a behavioral consulting company, Precision Behavior. Chuck Tompkins is Corporate Curator of Zoological Operations for Busch Entertainment Corporation. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Redirecting Your Thinking about Parenting AS A PARENT, have you ever had a child throw a tantrum or refuse to go to bed on time, eat good foods, or share toys? Do you find yourself scolding or yelling at your child and overusing the word no? Have you despaired of training your child to use the potty? Do you struggle with getting a child to do homework or chores? Do you deal with teasing, fighting, or poor manners? Do you need better methods for setting limits and handling time-outs and discipline? Parenting can be trying. As challenges pile up, it’s easy for a mom or dad to get into a rut and become locked into a negative, downward spiral that makes the relationship unpleasant for both parent and child. At such times it’s difficult even to imagine that there might be a better way. But that better way is precisely what this book offers. Simply put, it’s a way to feel good as a parent—good about yourself, good about your relationship with your child, and good about life at home again. Whale Done Parenting contains a formula that is positive and based on principles that are scientifically validated. Most important of all, it works! This is a book about bringing to the parenting of children the behavioral principles that have succeeded spectacularly in marine mammal training. The principle is a familiar one: Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. It’s actually simple, but it is anything but easy. Much of the book focuses on children up to the age of five, but later chapters explain how the same techniques can be applied to older children, including teenagers. Indeed, the Whale Done approach works with people of all ages because it is based on universal principles of behavioral science. Most new parents model their approach on what their own parents did. In some cases this turns out okay; more often these parents perpetuate the negative aspects of parenting they remember. The results can be disastrous. The principles and techniques presented in Whale Done Parenting are taken not from memories of childhood or armchair speculation, but from solid behavioral science principles. As we described in the first book, Whale Done!, modern marine mammal training is based on positive reinforcement. It wasn’t always so. In the early 1970s animal training was a different world. At that time, there was very little science in the approaches animal trainers used. Animal training at that time was a male-dominated profession. In most cases, individual trainers forged their own styles and strategies with li

EAN: 9781605093482

Release Date: 19-10-2009

Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback