NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.
“A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.”—Parents
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
• facts on child brain development—and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
• the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behavior—while still setting clear and consistent limits
• tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
• twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques
Complete with candid 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.
Praise for No-Drama Discipline
“With lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.”—Publishers Weekly
“Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.”—Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry
Great but incomplete?
So many excellent takeaways in here. I’ve already had things work with my daughter. I’ve also had one consistent thing not work until I figured it out. All kids are different but my question is…
In a “whole-brain” approach, what is the recommendation on incorporating the “downstairs” portion of the brain? What gets rewarded gets repeated right? Attention is a reward, whether the child is seeking it or not. The goal of the book seems to point towards bypassing the “reptilian” brain in order to get the “logical upstairs” brain in action which is great but seems incomplete. Wouldn’t we want to first address the “reptilian” brain with an abrupt but relevant consequence and then move on to all of the connection, redirection and logic etc.?
I’ve come to learn that the above has been my best success.
Thanks so much to the authors for the time and dedication that went into this work!
Not helpful at. Just tell you the obvious things you should do as a parent. Love your child be patient. Blah blah. The scenarios are for mostly toddlers.