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Not My Kid

21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Child

The growing epidemic of violect behavior in children is learned at home and in the community.  Not My Kid presents and optimistic hope that such violence can be prevented. Mary Muscari provides twenty-one practical steps along the road to violent prevention.

280 pages | 6 x 9

Psychology: Developmental Psychology

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Table of Contents

1. Know What’s Normal and What’s Not
2. Give Them Plenty of Love, Time and Attention
2. Build Healthy Self-Esteem
4. Talk with Them
5. Know What Your Child is Doing
6. Set Clear Rules and Limits
7. Teach Responsibility
8. Promote Problem Solving and Decision Making
9. Help Them to Minimize and Manage Stress
10. Teach Self-control and Anger Management
11. Foster Tolerance
12. Enforce Family Values
13. Minimize the Effects of Negative Peer Pressure
14. Monitor Media Usage
15. Encourage them to Stay Away from Drugs
16. Keep Firearms Away from Children
17. Be an Effective Role Model
18. Get Involved
19. Decrease Bullying Behaviors
20. Watch for Warning Signs
21. Get Help When You Need It

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