Consortium Publishing


ISBN 0-940139-33-2, 96 pages, paper


This book is a philosophical and practical guide to appropriate discipline by teachers. It focuses on managing children’s behavior within the classroom setting and describes various strategies for promoting good behavior and correcting misbehavior. Although this guide is written for teachers, it is also very helpful to parents and others who are interested in improving their child management skills and teaching good behavior to children.

Chapters: 1-The nature of the problem, 2-Teaching discipline to stable children, 3-Remedial teaching of discipline, 4-The nature of the solutions.





CHILD UNDER SIX, 2nd Ed. by James L. Hymes, Jr. $19.99
ISBN 0-940139-27-8, 344 pages, paper

A revised and updated classic by an icon in the field of early childhood development and education. This is a very practical, down-to-earth book about children under six. It describes how they think, feel and act and why they behave as they do.

Written for the parent, parent-to-be, teacher, child care worker, and others who are interested in promoting the growth, development and behavior of young children, this book provides many helpful hints and developmentally appropriate practices that can be used daily to create a sense of security and well-being in both the adult and child.

In his long and successful career, James L. Hymes, Jr. has earned the respect and admiration of not only his colleagues but also of parents and others interested in young children. In 1994, the National Association for the Education of Young Children presented its first Award for Advancing the Early Childhood Profession and the Goals of NAEYC to Professor Hymes. He is an outstanding first recipient as he has been an ever-present and effective guiding force to the many, who take seriously the nurturing of young children.


GROWING UP DRUG FREE: A Parent’s Guide To Prevention by U.S. Dept of Education, $5.95

Ages 3-16; Size 8.5 x 11; 52 pages;

This book addresses the major components of prevention, which includes but is not limited to teaching values; setting and enforcing rules; getting the facts; talking and listening to the child; special activities; school and parent cooperation; and more. Information is provided about the various types of drugs and special consideration with different ages and stages of child development.

Contents: 1- What Parents Can Do? 2-Applying the Principles; 3-What to Do If Your Child Is Using Drugs; 4-Getting Involved; 5-Making It Work; 6-Specific Drugs and Their Effects; 7- Resources; 8- References


ISBN 0-940139-01-4, 24 pages, paper

This powerful little book describes the adverse effects which sex role stereotyping has on the growth, learning, and behavior of young children. Through her own experiences in a variety of early childhood programs and careful observation of children in these various settings, the author came to an important conclusion: helping children adjust to traditional sex roles was contradictory to helping them develop their potential. Through many concrete examples, the author makes a convincing argument for liberating young children from sex roles and clearly shows how this can free children to be all they can be in positive ways. This book offers an important philosophical and practical guide to teaching and parenting.

Chapters: 1-Teaching Sex Role Stereotypes, 2- Confronting Children's Acts of Exclusion, 3-Helping Individual Children Break Out, 4- What Kind Of Models Are We?, 5- The Positive Alternative, 6-An Anti-Sexist Curriculum, 7- It Begins With Ourselves


PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIPS, 4e by John M. Carlevale, $24.99
ISBN 0-940139-61-8, 290 pages, paper

In the authors view, the parent and child relationship is the most important of interpersonal relationships. Parent and child interaction influences the growth, development and behavior of both parent and child. This book is an attempt to place this most important relationship in perspective vis-a-vis the more salient factors and conditions that affect it so significantly. The framework is basically a developmental and interactional perspective. This book is intended for human services professionals and parents in practice and/or training. It provides to the reader a framework and knowledge base for better understanding the parent and child relationship, especially in terms of those aspects or features of the relationship that are most crucial to its establishment, development and maintenance.

Chapters: 1-Types of Parent and Child Relationships, 2-The Psychological Parent and Child Relationship, 3-Factors Influencing Parental Effectiveness, 4-Parental Characteristics, 5-Parental Effectiveness—Teaching Good Behavior, 5-Child Characteristics and Needs; 6-Family Stage and Structure; 7-Society, Culture and Circumstantial Conditions, 8-Child Rearing Approaches, 9-Autocratic Child Rearing, 10-Protective Child Rearing, 11-Indulgent Child Rearing, 12-Democratic Child Rearing, 13-Patterns of Interpersonal Interaction.


WITHOUT SPANKING OR SPOILING, by Elizabeth Crary, $19.99
ISBN 0-943990-74-2; Size 8.5 x 11; 126 pages

This is a practical approach to toddler and to preschool child guidance.

Chapters: 1-Introduction, 2-Before You Begin, 3-Steps in Problem Solving, 4-Avoiding Problems, 5-Increasing Appropriate Behavior, 6-Teaching New Behavior, 7-Decreasing Inappropriate Behavior, 8-Putting It All Together, 9-Appendixes