The pioneering experts behind the bestselling The Whole-Brain Child - Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm - now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Disciplineprovides 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
Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Disciplineshows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
©2014 Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (P)2014 Random House Audio
"Wow! 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." (Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry)
"Using simple and clear explanations, practical advice, and cartoons that make the how-to guidance come alive, this book is a rich resource for families trying to navigate meltdowns and misunderstandings. It explains how neurobiology drives children’s infuriating and puzzling behavior and will help parents make their way through the trenches of a typical day with grace, mutual respect, and a good helping of delight." (Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee)
"What a relief! Siegel and Bryson take the difficulty out of discipline, for parents or anyone who has to help kids behave. No-Drama Discipline offers a research-based, commonsense approach that any grown-up will be happy to use, and any kid will benefit from." (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence)
Coming from a fundamental christian upbringing the only way I knew how to discipline my kids was to threaten and spank. This book highlights how harmful this can be and now as I utilize the information in this book I'm finding a huge change in my children, and, me. Now my kids don't run from me when they make a mistake and thier trust is quickly growing. I love this book and would recommend it to anyone that wants to move away from harmful discipline to loving and caring teaching without the fear.
I found this book after not being able to sit down and read the whole brain child. I listened to it in the car, on walks, when my son was napping and every chance I could get. I got this book because my 2.5 year old son was biting, scratching and throwing epic tantrums that made me lose it every single time. The result was anger, wild emotions, lack of discipline, lack of growth, exhaustion and fear. This is how I grew up and didn't want my son to experience the same. In reading this book and taking the advice we have had a complete 360. My son trusts me, is calmer, more open to communication. I am calmer and more equipped and confident in my role as a parent. This book he also helped me have a better relationship with my husband whom I often treat like a misbehaving child. It's opened liens of communication between us and made me think about how I talk to him. Highly recommended for parents with kids of any age.
Top in usefulness. It has shaped my paradigm in raising my children.
If this means which reader, than Tina? Her voice brings more warmth. Daniel was warm too, but his read parts felt less repetitive (they were both quite repetitive, due to the writing/script)
These questions do not apply to this type of book because it's not fiction.
These questions do not apply to this type of book because it's not fiction.
Don't get me wrong... the contents of this book has changed me life and way of parenting... BUT... the writing isn't very succinct. It annoyingly waffled and kept repeating itself like nagging. It felt like they assumed that I would forget everything they had said and need to tell me again in a different context. Which makes me wonder if they're adding something new or just repeating it in context. I suppose the positive aspect of this is that I remember most of their main points now.
Great book which goes into how the brain works inside a child when we 'discipline' the old way. It also gives you so many examples of ways to deal with and handle situations that never seen to get better.
The voices were lovely and soothing
It wasn't too prescriptive. There are great takeaways
I felt like it could have been significantly shorter
The book itself is pretty much OK.
Everybody would enjoy it much more if not the authors, who decided to read the text by themselves, and the performances far far away from a professional narrator.
Recommended by a friend who is herself a child psychologist. Really enjoyed it and helped me understand the concepts she talks about.
Thought provoking book. I have already implemented some of the techniques in the book. I'm trying not to be reactive but rather I'm trying to connect with my child.
"Terrific book, terrific narrators."
I have listened to both The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline and look forward to Brainstorm next. This book has helped me identify things I do correctly and not only things I can improve on but things I can repair. It has already impacted my relationship with both children (12 & 8), my wife, and business colleagues. I can't recommend these books enough. Thank you to all involved.
"I Can See Light At The End Of My Tunnel"
I had reached the end of my rope with my 11 year old daughter's disrespect and defiance. After listening to No-Drama Discipline and using some of the technics taught in it I feel empowered! I actually understand my daughter's behavior much better and I now have the tools to direct and teacher her the proper way to handle herself when she doesn't want to do something. Instead of battling with her and handing out a punishment I'm able to step back and recognize which part of her brain she is using and help her move to the part of her brain that allows her to make better choices!! Thank you Drs Daniel and Tina!
"It will change the way you parent!"
This book helped me with my daughter in so many ways. I have a new understanding of why certain things I did didn't work. This book is priceless for parents in my opinion.
"Will refer to it again and again"
I think this will be helpful. I appreciated the science and it resonated with my anecdotal experiences. I am glad I read it and think I will refer to it often
"A must read for every parent or future parent!"
Peaceful parenting put into practical and scienfic context. I can't recommend this book enough! Please read this if you have kids and read it twice if you are planing to have kids in the future!
"Best book on parenting"
Loved it. When i listened to an idea of discipline and the examples and my kids would do something similar, i applied some of the methods and they helped us greatly. When i mean us i mean me as the parent and my kids.
Going to read more and more until i get the hang of these principles.
I wished i was given this book on my way out of hospital when i had my kids .
What a great book!! I think every caregiver should definitely have this book.........I loved it
"parenting support at its best"
yes - it is rich in support and advice and backed by science. It is highly readable and very effective and powerful in application
The work is rich, highly readable and accessible, and is truly transformative - a must read for any and every family
"Dry content for an audiobook"
I don't doubt that the authors know what they're talking about or their research, but I struggled with the format of an audiobook for this type of book. I personally found their voices quite monotonous. The book also spends a lot of time explaining the brain which is necessary yet seems to go on for a long time before you get to any tangible strategies for actually dealing with behaviour. I would have liked for it to be shorter and more concise, as I think that would have made the audio aspect more easily digestible. As a result I have bought a physical copy of the paperback which I find more useful.
"Challenged the way I thought about discipline"
I admit I was sceptical when my wife suggested I read this. However it seems to make sense and it feels like it's making a difference with my son. If I think about it, there is commonality with some concepts and things I covered when doing a coaching course in the past.
Having now listened and seen improvements I'd recommend people try their approach.
Fyimthere is a useful crib sheet on their website that is useful to remember some of the techniques post listen.
As someone who works with children it was a fresh reminder how to help children grow emotionally through discipline rather than falling into the trap of just telling children what to do.
thia is the most fascinating and realistic parenting book i have ever read or listened to.
"Tiring but vital"
Valuable central message but so incredibly repetitive and verbose. Felt like a lecture. Yet still left some unanswered questions.
"The most cohesive and compassionate parenting book I've ever read"
And I read a lot of these books both for professional and for personal means. It is beautifully organised and is affirming of all the whole drama of being a parent including the chaos and struggle that inevitable occurs along the way. This is a book that's pitched to all parents and I even played some of it to my seven year old daughter and she took great pleasure in saying "hah you do that sometimes mummy" but I know she felt affirmed hearing what she heard. As a parent I feel calmed just listening to the calm and kind voices of the authors but most importantly, as this is a whole brain approach (read whole being approach) what they say not only makes wonderful sense but it actually works. I cannot recommend this book enough.
"Every Child is Unique"
An extraordinary book. Makes you think, consider yourself and get the most out of the most important person in your life! There is nothing positive about physical punishment, violence, isolation, aggression or fear and this book makes the point very clear, very early on.
"Change your world"
In 1 week of starting this book I see change in the house, now having completed it i have a much more optimistic outlook of being a dad and having healthier relationships with my kids and more peace in the house, especially for dealing with those pressure points that come along
"Enlightening and rational"
Great tone and content that makes sense and provides hope for raising children and making healthy functional adults.
"Fantastic and insightful"
Highly recommend this book for all parents or caregivers. This has made me rethink my approach to discipline and I've already seen the results in my daughter's behaviour. I can't be sure I'll always be able to stick to their guidelines, but I'll definitely try to come back to the techniques.
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