The pioneering experts behind the best-selling The Whole-Brain Child now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline.
Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears--without causing a scene.
Defining the true meaning of the "D" word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you'll discover...
:: strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy--and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
:: acts on brain development--and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
:: the way to calmly connect with and communicate love for a child--no matter how extreme the behavior--while still setting clear and consistent limits
:: tips for navigating through the storm to achieve insight, empathy, and repair with your children
:: twenty discipline mistakes even great parents make--and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques
Complete with candid parenting stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors' suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child's developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
"Using simple and clear explanations, practical advice, and cartoons that make the how-to guidance come alive, this book is a rich resource for families trying to navigate meltdowns and misunderstandings. It explains how neurobiology drives children's infuriating and puzzling behavior and will help parents make their way through the trenches of a typical day with grace, mutual respect, and a good helping of delight."--Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
"What a relief! Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson take the difficulty out of discipline, for parents or anyone who has to help kids behave. No-Drama Discipline offers a research-based, commonsense approach that any grown-up will be happy to use, and any kid will benefit from."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
288 pages. 2014