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- Publisher: Highbridge Co; Unabridged edition (29 August 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1681687917
- ISBN-13: 978-1681687919
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 13.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection - Not Punishment - to Raise Confident, Capable Kids Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a popular parenting expert whose blog (at SarahOckwell-Smith.com) is read by two million parents each year. A trained prenatal teacher, birth and postnatal doula, and pediatric homeopath, she is also the cofounder of GentleParenting.com.
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11 February 2019
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This book starts by setting out what your child is capable of and what they need in order to be their best, then talks through how to help when they're having a rough time. This and How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk have helped me be the parent I want to be: gentle, calm, kind and supportive (most of the time ha ha)
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Amazon.com: 25 reviews
Best positive parenting book
8 July 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
14 people found this helpful.
I think I’ve read them all. The peaceful parent. The mindful parent. The connected parent etc... this was my favorite out of all of them. The author gives really great examples of different behaviors and how you can go about them. This is not a book to read if you just want your kids to obey but this is a book if you want to have a real relationship with your kids. There is also a chapter on self care and working on your own past issues. I believe this book has it all. Along with “5 love languages of children” this is all my parenting library needs.
I guess, if you you are totally clueless...
1 October 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
This book offered nothing of use. Your child is crying for your attention-guess what, they need your attention! Your child gets 1 hour of screen time per day and goes over, take time away the next day to make up for it! For lack of a better word, duh! I could not connect with the author at any point in time reading this book and I have read many child development/discipline books over the years. She also claims to have the answers for how to handle large groups of school children, albeit she has absolutely no experience being in the public education sector. This book is complete and utter garbage, but I try to keep as much out of the landfill as possible, so I returned it.
David Cooperson MSW,MA,LCSW
Gentle Discipline is a Crucial Book that Parents and Schools Need
8 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
23 people found this helpful.
Sarah Ockwell-Smith's book is excellent as it provides not only information concerning why it is necessary to be gentle in disciplining children but demonstrates practical techniques to accomplish this task. She cited Banduras studies on role modelling that is the most important task as a parent and is not easy for those who were not parented well or maltreated as children. This is especially important in discussing the dangers of using corporal punishment. She has a chapter about school discipline which is timely as it is still legal in 19 US states to use corporal punishment, usually paddling on school children, with disastrous results overrepresented in punishing disabled, autistic or minority children. Congress over the last few years has rejected several bills to make this illegal and is currently rejecting a similar bill. I can vouch for the authors skill in advocating for gentle discipline without physical punishment. I have 32 years in this field of child protection and have written articles and a book on the subject. Her book richly deserves 5 stars.
Children’s needs would be met and the world would be a better place.
8 September 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
7 people found this helpful.
Simple read. If only every parent would connect and raise their child with gentle discipline!! Children’s needs would be met and the world would be a better place.
Pretty good advice - but not universally agreeable
20 December 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
Enjoyed reading this book and learning about the Gentle Discipline method. Part of the way into the book we began using some of the techniques with our three year old son and immediately saw benefits. I didn't find all of the proposed techniques as useful or practical (namely, the techniques in either the violence prevention chapter or the parental anger chapter). In addition, I found some of the author's positions on the value of homework to be wildly different from my own experiences growing up. Nevertheless, reading the book on the whole altered our approach to dealing with a misbehaving toddler. My wife and I are glad we read it and will be recommending it to other parents.