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Kids Can Cooperate

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jean Illsley Clarke

1. When Kids Quarrel

Is Sibling Rivalry Harmful?
Why Kids Quarrel
Parental Options
Suitability of Various Approaches
Six Ideas to Reduce Quarrelling

2. How to Facilitate Problem Solving

Steps in Problem Solving
Guidelines for Facilitating Problem Solving
Common Questions
Assessing Skills Needed for Problem Solving
Introduce the Problem Solving Procedure
Provide Opportunity for Practice
First Time Assistance

3. Setting the Stage for Problem Solving with Preschoolers

Building Problem Solving Skills with Toddlers
Problem Solving with Three to Five Year Olds

4. Problem Solving with School Aged Children

The SIGEP Approach
One: Stop and Keep Calm
Two: Identify the Problem
Three: Generate Ideas
Four: Evaluation
Five: The Plan
Example of SIGEP in Action

5. How to Use Negotiation for Child-Parent Conflicts

Parents’ Options
“A Better Way”
“SIGEP” for Adults and Children

6. Encouraging Problem Solving

General Encouragement
Encourage Self-Esteem
Family Rules
Establishing Appropriate Consequences
Motivating Unwilling Children

7. Where Do We Go From Here?

Learning Takes Time
Who Is Responsible for Happiness?
What If My Child Still Has a Problem?
Where Do You Go From Here?

Appendices:

A: Assessment Games for Children
B: Activities to Enhance Problem Solving Skills
C: Additional Dialogs
D: Bibliography

Summary Sheets

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Useful for 3–12 years
104 pages
$12.95 paperback
$19.95 library

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About the Author:
Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

This book is being revised and is currently out of stock

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Last updated June 15, 2014