Gentle Discipline

Using Emotional Connection - Not Punishment - to Raise Confident, Capable Kids
Narrated by: Mary Sarah
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering, conventional approaches often don't work and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, power struggles, and shame.

Enter Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular parenting expert who believes there's a better way. Citing the latest research in child development, psychology, and neuroscience, Gentle Discipline debunks common myths about punishments, rewards, the "naughty chair", and more and presents practical, connection-based techniques that really work - and that bring parents and kids closer together instead of driving them apart. Topics include:

  • Setting - and enforcing - boundaries and limits with compassion and respect
  • Focusing on connection and positivity instead of negative consequences
  • Working with teachers and other caregivers
  • Breaking the cycle of shaming and blaming

Filled with ideas to try today, Gentle Discipline helps parents of toddlers as well as school-age kids embrace a new, more enlightened way to help kids listen, learn, and grow.

©2017 Sarah Ockwell-Smith (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books

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Struggled to finish

I could no longer listen to her belief that children are not capable of anything. After all of her babbling of how wrong every one is, I still don't know if I can expect my child to clean her room when she is 5 or 15??? Give some real life examples that actually help instead of only pointing out what victims children are. Waste of time!

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Great overview of this discipline technique

The narrator sounds a little overly earnest, but the author has great ideas along with lots of evidence to demonstrate a different way of parenting that makes a lot of sense.

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Best book I’ve ever read!

I started the gentle Discipline right away before I even finished this book and my daughter has been so much more happy towards me! I will be reading all her books now!

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Great Book

Loved the information tools and strategies in this book. It made me reflect on myself and what I need to do to improve in my parenting. I realized the problem wasn't my child but it was me.

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Amazing

I loved this book. definitely purchasing a hard copy. this book is now a definite baby shower gift.