Between Parent Child Author:Dr. Haiam G. Ginott All parents want their children to be happy and secure. No parent wakes up in the morning and deliberately plans to make his child’s life tense, fearful, and unhappy. But despite the best intentions...this is all too often what happens. — This book has an ambitious purpose: to make life between parent and child less irritating and more rewarding... more ». Every day parents are confronted with problems that require specific solutions. They are not helped by such advice as “Give your child more love,” “Show him more attention,” “Offer him more time.” In fact, such pious generalities seem downright offensive when the need is for immediate help.
Between Parent and Child aims to fulfill this need. It offers concrete suggestions for dealing with daily situations and problems faced by all parents. It presents a new approach to conversation with children, praise and criticism, expression of anger, achievement of independence, and assumption of responsibility in all matters of importance in a child’s life.
There is clear and detailed advice on discipline and limits, sex education, children’s fears and anxieties, and on situations which call for professional help. There is also a useful appendix on the mental health professions and agencies.
Parents will be delighted both by the substance and the style of this book. The content is rich and relevant; the style is direct and succinct. Realistic dialogues illustrate how to behave when a child misbehaves; the words and phrases exemplify better communication between parent and child. The book helps parents to understnad their children’s feelings, deal with their conduct, and live with them in mutual respect and dignity.