No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
- Publish Date: 2016-07-12
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Daniel J. Siegel;Tina Payne Bryson
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢Â The pioneering experts behindÂ The Whole-Brain ChildâTina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, theÂ author of Brainstormânow explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline.
Highlighting the fascinating link between a childâs 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 tearsâwithout causing a scene.
Defining the true meaning of the âdâ 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 youâll discover
â¢ strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophyâand master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
â¢ facts on child brain developmentâand what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
â¢ the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a childâno matter how extreme the behaviorâwhile still setting clear and consistent limits
â¢ tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
â¢ twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents makeâand how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques
Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authorsâ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your childâs developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
Praise for No-Drama Discipline
âWith lucid, engaging prose accompanied by cartoon illustrations, Siegel and Bryson help parents teach and communicate more effectively.ââPublishers Weekly
âA lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.ââParents
âInsightful . . . The ideas presented in this latest book can actually be applied to all of our relationships, as it will help us in many circumstances to be able to calm down, have empathy for another person, and then communicate in a constructive way about our concerns and proposed solutions. What works to help children learn and behave better might also help our worldâs leaders and large groups of people get along better, as many of us adults failed to develop these mindsight skills as we were growing up and we tend to sabotage our relationships with others as a result. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or just a person who wishes to learn to get along better with others, you may find some valuable insights in No-Drama Discipline.ââExaminer.com
âWow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson explain extremely well why punishment is a dead-end strategy. Then they describe what to do instead. By making the latest breakthroughs in brain science accessible to any parent, they show why empathy and connection are the royal road to cooperation, discipline, and family harmony.ââLawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry
From the Hardcover edition.