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Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery Perfect Paperback – March 2, 2007
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The world is in desperate need of gentle, caring discipline techniques. Judy Arnall has created a wonderful, nurturing guide that all parents can benefit from. --Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Series Solution books
Judy's book is packed with solid information on child discipline from an attachment theory perspective. I particularly appreciated the focus on prevention of misbehaviour. The breakdown of typical development by age and stage and how that impacts discipline is particularly helpful. There are good solid tips for parents of children of all ages. --Kathy Lynn, Author and President of Parenting Today
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Discipline Without Distress has been well researched! It breaks down for you where your child is developmentally at each age and SEVERAL EXAMPLES of how to act in numerous situations. We parents like concrete examples! Strong-willed children or high needs children DO NOT HAVE TO BE SPANKED! It may take much more effort on the part of the parent to be patient and act, not react, but this book will help give you the tools you need.
As for my son, this book seems made for him. Using the techniques in this book, such as redirection for one, is 200% more effective than spanking ever was.
I would recommend reading or buying this book first, before you read ANY literature on pro spanking. Discipline Without Distress is so thorough, I doubt you will feel the need to read pro spanking books.
I am giving it 4 stars because I wish that the book had given me more help with my toddler. The take home point I gleaned is that her behavior is normal and it will end - not many 5-year-olds go around biting people. However, there's not much to work with right now at age 2, and I guess that is just the nature of the toddler. I have become much better at not yelling since reading this book, and keeping my temper in check enables me to enjoy my time with her more. Of note, I read "Life with Toddlers" also and felt that it didn't help me much either, so maybe the answer really is to just grit your teeth and pray that the third birthday will arrive soon.
Other books that you may find helpful are: Kids, Parents and Power Struggles, How To Talk So Kids Can Listen, Got the Baby Where's the Manual, Between Parent and Child,and Undconditional Parenting.
Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT
Licensed Child Therapist
Author: Mommy Confidence: 8 Easy Steps to Reclaiming Balance, Motivation, and Your Inner Diva
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This review isn't just for me, I have several friends who have used the techniques and strategies outlines in this book, and there is no doubt that they work, even with very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darlene Price
A few (very few) common sense ideas portrayed as if they were cientifically tested, and repeated again and again in various forms.Published 9 months ago by Ernesto
Discipline without distress offers great alternatives to punitive punishment and puts behaviors into perspective.Published 10 months ago by John H.
Wonderful read. Very thrurogh and detailed. Great book for moms that feel taken over by their children.Published 17 months ago by Hannah
A book every person with a child in their life should read. I am not saying all the information given works but there is some good info in here.Published 20 months ago by toni urbanowicz
Offers practical advice and tips backed by research! This book helps guide you through each age and stage. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Paul16
This book is FULL of tips, strategies, and rationale for children. We bought this book on the recommendation of an ECFE Director when our 2 year old was biting. Read morePublished on June 27, 2014 by Nicole Battles