THE FANTASTIC FOUR-YEAR-OLD -- This publications provides information on 4-year-olds' physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and discipline.

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: DISCIPLINING YOUR PRESCHOOLER
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This article provides information on the following: Understanding Preschool Children, Ideas for Parents, Does Spanking Work?, and Taking Care of Yourself.


APPROPRIATE LIMITS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR DISCIPLINE, PART 1
-- This fact sheet and teaching guide gives information about the guidance and discipline of young children. The following issues are addressed: causes for children's misbehavior, differences in expectations for children at varying ages, and effective guidelines for parents in setting appropriate limits for children. This resource also includes discussion and activity suggestions for using this material in group workshops with parents.

APPROPRIATE LIMITS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: A GUIDE FOR DISCIPLINE, PART 2 -- This fact sheet and teaching guide gives information on guidance and discipline strategies to use with young children when they misbehave. This resource includes suggestions for workshop leaders who would like to use this information with groups of parents.

FIVE TIPS FOR GUIDING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR -- This article suggests five principles that should help guide our approach and response to young children's behavior. This brief fact sheet gives parents information about recommended do's and don't's when disciplining children.   

LEARNING FOR BETTER LIVING--GOOD DISCIPLINE IS GUIDING AND TEACHING CHILDREN -- This article looks at the meaning of discipline, guidance, and punishment. It provides several positive discipline tips.   
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LOVE AND LEARN: POSITIVE GUIDANCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
-- A brochure about non-punitive, positive discipline approaches that work. Looks at setting reasonable and realistic expectations and respecting children's feelings as the first steps to bringing positive solutions to typical difficulties.

USING DISCIPLINE CONSTRUCTIVELY -- This article looks at the meaning of discipline, goals of discipline, causes of problem behavior, constructive discipline, and discipline techniques, including scenarios for various ages.

CHILD GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES -- The contents of this guide include the following: helpful guidance methods; change surroundings to change behavior; provide choices for children; work with children, not against them; set limits for children; listen to yourself, your child; set a good example; show love; look ahead; payoffs for parents; self tests; do positive things; and additional reading.

DISCIPLINE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: A LOOK AT DISCIPLINE -- The contents of this guide include the following: Introduction, What Is Discipline?, Discipline Is Not Punishment, Looking Ahead, Styles of Discipline, Program Your Child for Success, Age and Stage Make A Difference, What To Expect Of Young Children, See How Much You Have Learned!, Practice Exercises, A Record Of My Discipline Practices And Their Effects.

DISCIPLINE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: RESPONDING TO MISBEHAVIOR -- The contents of this guide include the following: Divert Their Attention, Don't Let the Situation Get Out of Hand, Responding to Misbehavior, The Future, See How Much You Have Learned, Practice Exercises, References, A Record of My Discipline Practices and Their Effects.

DISCIPLINE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: TO PREVENT MISBEHAVIOR -- The contents of this guide include the following: Anticipate Trouble, Providing Interesting Play Things, Think Like A Child, Get the Child's Attention, To Prevent Misbehavior, See How Much You Have Learned, Practice Exercises, A Record of My Discipline Practices and Their Effects.

A GUIDE FOR PARENTS: POSITIVE DISCIPLINE . . . BECAUSE KIDS DON'T COME WITH DIRECTIONS -- "A Guide for Parents looks at some of the common parenting challenges you may face from birth through early elementary school. This easy to read, easy to use, 52-page book gives you some ways to address these challenges, using positive discipline techniques to guide your child's behavior. This book is filled with ideas that we know really work!"

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE AND CHILD GUIDANCE -- This publication provides information on the following: proactive strategies, possible reasons children misbehave, positive discipline techniques, responding to misbehavior, parenting styles, knowing what to expect from a child, and nurturing your child. The publication includes written activities.


GOOD TIMES WITH GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE -- Information on the meaning and benefits of discipline and guidance; six discipline tools; reasons children misbehave; and using guidance and discipline during different ages and stages (infancy through early school age).

GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE - A DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH -- Information on using discipline and guidance during different ages and stages (infancy - school age); guidance and discipline techniques; the problem-solving approach; finding causes and looking for solutions; spanking; and positive phrasing.

FAMILY ISSUES FACTS--DISCIPLINE THAT WORKS: THE AGES AND STAGES APPROACH -- Information on how to use discipline based on normal changes in your child's development and behavior; the difference between discipline and punishment; six roadblocks to good discipline; and six tips for effective discipline. Includes a table that highlights the development of emotions and tips for discipline at each age from infancy through age 10.

GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN SERIES: TO PREVENT MISBEHAVIOR -- Information on how to prevent misbehavior in young children. Discusses changing the setting, child-proofing, preparing for settings outside the home, providing interesting play activities, setting rules, positive phrasing, setting a good example, giving choices, getting your child's attention, spending time with your child, and giving warning time. Includes written exercises a parent can complete.

A CHILD IN YOUR LIFE: WHY WON'T YOU BEHAVE? DISCIPLINE STRATEGIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN -- Information on the meaning of discipline, the difference between discipline and punishment, spanking, good ways to discipline your child, when you should use discipline, the type of discipline to use based on your child's age, and tips for disciplining.

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN BEHAVE -- A Principles of Parenting publication. Information on the meaning of good discipline; discipline for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers; and how parents act as partners in helping their children learn to behave.


UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN: TEMPER TANTRUMS -- This article provides information on temper tantrums at different ages & stages, how to handle tantrums, and preventing tantrums (includes a plan of action worksheet).

TAMING TEMPER TANTRUMS -- This article provides strategies for preventing and dealing with tantrums in children.

CHILDHOOD AGGRESSION: WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? HOW CAN IT BE MANAGED?
-- This fact sheet discusses aggression in children: how it develops, what it looks like at different ages, and what adults can do to lessen aggression in children.

"I CAN DO IT MYSELF": ENCOURAGING INDEPENDENCE IN YOUNG CHILDREN -- This article addresses age-specific steps toward independence and the adult's role in fostering independence and setting limits.

GUIDING CHILDREN TOWARD SELF-DISCIPLINE
-- This article includes the following information: definition of self-discipline; understanding the difference between guidance, discipline, and punishment; the child's world--family; basic needs (love & respect); causes of behavior (energy, curiosity, & a bad day now and then); a plan for guiding children (the importance of rules, punishment, guidance can replace punishment).