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Laying down the law

the 25 laws of parenting to keep your kids on track, out of trouble, and (pretty much) under control

Published by Rodale, Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press in [Emmaus, Pa.], [New York] .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Law #1: The Law of the Land
Establish a Code of Values
Law #2: The Law of Discipline
Embrace Discipline-And Use It!
Law #3: The Law of Empowerment
Don't Be a Peace-at-Any-Price Parent
Law #4: The Law of Authority
Appoint Yourself Benevolent Dictator
Law #5: The Law of Cause and Effect
Connect Consequences to Behavior
Law #6: The Law of Structure
Establish Daily Expectations
Law #7: The Law of Being Heard
Make Consequences Catastrophic
Law #8: The Law of Abstinence
Have Zero Tolerance for Substance use
Law #9: The Law of Winning the War
Pick Your Battles Wisely
Law #10: The Law of Involvement
Become a Hands-On Parent
Law #11: The Law of Trusting Your
Parenting Instincts
Don't Cave In to Other Families' Rules
Law #12: The Law of Trust but Verify
Don't Be Afraid to Snoop
Law #13: The Law of Politeness
Insist on Manners
Law #14: The Law of Compassion
Teach Empathy and Volunteerism
Law #15: The Law of Parent
versus Child Priorities
Get on the Same Page
Law #16: The Law of Communication
Shut Up and Listen
Law #17: The Law of Multiple Perceptions
Don't Reason with the Unreasonable
Law #18: The Law of the Praise Junkie
Make Praise Appropriate, Not Addictive
Law #19: The Law of Appropriateness
Grow the Rules with Your Child
Law #20: The Law of Bickering
Squelch Sibling Squabbles
Law #21: The Law of the Teen
Watch, Listen, and Take a Stand
Law #22: The Law of Learning
Stand Up for School
Law #23: The Law of Patient Parenting
Keep Your Cool
Law #24: The Law of Nonviolence
Banish the Bullies
Law #25: The Law of Earning
versus Entitlement
Teach the Work Ethic.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


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HQ755.8 .P456 2002

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ix, 230 p. ;
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