Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers.
“No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more. “No Bad Kids” provides a practical, indispensable tool for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love. Armed with knowledge and a clearer sense of the world through our children’s eyes, this period of uncertainty can afford a myriad of opportunities to forge unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.
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This book is full of simple and helpful strategies that have saved my sanity. I want to treat my two and a half year old with love and respect and this book has been a lifesaver. He is testing the boundaries of everything and my patience is in tatters.
Reading this has help me find my calm centre and he can feel it too. He is still pusing the limits but, giving him calm choices as Janet advises has seen the battles disappear and my happy little boy is back. I love the examples Janet writes with simple instructions and pointers that you can apply to your own situations easily.
Easy to read and practical. I love this book.
Too bad the critic Moby Dicks Whale can't spell parenting, especially after complaining about the spelling in the book. Ha ha ha.
The WORST parenting book I've ever experienced.
This is the worst book I have had the mis pleasure of reading.
Plain, poorly written not enough evidence based research by oneself to make such broad statements that have been made throughout the text.
Perhaps you should consider taking your "strategies" and targeting them to a wider audience to expose yourself to the real challenges of children.
Your book is one of the reasons that patenting is failing all over the world. Children grow up thinking they are born with natural entitlements over their parents.