Once the foundation of a house begins crumbling, there is no quick fix -- only panicked patchwork to keep it from completely caving in. The time to prevent problems is when the foundation is originally laid. When raising a child, it is this structure, provided by parents in the child's early years, that will prevent behavior problems down the road. Parenting with Purpose provides parents with the principles needed to guide the interaction with their child beginning in the toddler years, thereby laying the foundation for a happy, independent adult.
Few, if any, parental discipline books focus on toddlers. And yet, studies reveal that most behavioral and discipline problems develop early in childhood. This unique book helps parents confront and resolve these potential problems before they become habits.
The book outlines how behavioral problems typically begin and how to recognize them. Then it explores the key ingredients of successful parenting: being committed to your child, building respect, establishing trust, and maintaining a consistent technique. It then shows parents how to lay the building blocks of discipline with their child. Finally, the book shows readers how to implement what they already know into the parenting process successfully.