No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
With more and more research showing that punishment-centered discipline, such as spanking and time-outs, doesn’t work, many of us are seeking gentle yet effective ways of teaching our kids appropriate behavior. But what do you do if you aren’t just punishing kids for misbehavior? Authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson begin No-Drama Discipline by reminding parents that discipline is about teaching; that’s what the word actually means. This amazing book provides parents with a detailed set of guidelines for how to make positive discipline really work, starting with an explanation of how a child’s brain is still growing and changing throughout childhood, which is followed by a discussion of the importance of understanding when your child is in a reactive state (such as when they’re flailing and tantruming) versus when they’re in a receptive state (after you’ve helped them calm down and they’re ready to actually listen). Siegel and Bryson explain why connection is one of the biggest keys to helping kids learn, how you can set limits without being rigid, and the importance of just listening to kids when they need to talk (rather than immediately jumping in with a lecture). The authors stress that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to every situation, but No-Drama Discipline will help parents get the tools they need to work with their kids in a positive manner.
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson