New E-Book by WP Professor Emeritus Anthony J. Coletta Offers Parenting Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Difficult Behavior in Young Children

Anthony J. Coletta, PhD

Do you have a three-year-old who is afraid to sleep in her own bedroom? A four-year-old who is uncooperative, stubborn, and disrespectful? Or maybe you have a five-year-old who shows major signs of immaturity and doesn’t seem ready to enter an academically oriented kindergarten?

These and other challenges are addressed in, Parenting Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Difficult Behavior in Young Children, the new e-book for parents and teachers by Anthony J. Coletta, PhD, a William Paterson professor emeritus of early childhood education. Coletta is also an alumnus of William Paterson.

The e-book was published  on Amazon and is available for free for a limited time at:

ParentingTips235Based on his 42 years of teaching early childhood development strategies at William Paterson, Coletta wrote a book that offers tips and “best ideas” on how to help children become more relaxed and less anxious. The book offers ideas on how to manage a young child’s difficult behavior and increase cooperation.

“In addition to my extensive research in the field, I have been a parent for over 40 years, as well as a recent grandparent. The advice described in this book is the result of living through the issues that confront all parents of young children,” says Coletta.

The book contains over 50 tips for reducing anxiety in young children; creative techniques for reducing difficult behavior and increasing cooperative behavior; activities that will prepare children for kindergarten entrance; and 15 ways to build children’s self-esteem. It also includes information about child development and home activities for preschoolers.

A bonus feature of the e-book is the hyperlinks to Coletta’s informative videos which supplement and reinforce the findings and conclusions in the text.

Parenting Tips for Reducing Anxiety and Difficult Behavior in Young Children can help parents with children under the age of seven; teachers of preschool children; university education instructors; undergraduate or graduate students studying to become teachers of young children; anyone working with young children in recreation or after-school programs; and grandparents who see their grandchildren regularly.