This book is laden with examples of parenting. However even though they do mentioned a few extreme examples to which most parents can retaliate. A lot of the examples used in the book are fantastical and resolve quickly and unrealistically.
I otherwise liked the book, I would have enjoyed more detailed science on the brain. But I understand why it was not included.
'What a relief! Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne 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 '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 'Frustrated parents often ask me why the disciplinary techniques they are using with their children aren't working, or are even making things worse. I have not always known what to say, because I was not always sure I understood what was going wrong. Now I know. No-Drama Discipline unlocks the secrets of discipline: what works and what doesn't, and why-and what to do when you are pulling your hair out. Simply put, Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's insights and techniques will make you a better parent. I know I will be using the concepts from this extraordinarily helpful book for years to come.' -- Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain 'Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go. Siegel and 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 'Based on research into the neuroscience of children's brains and their inability to deal with 'big feelings', [No-Drama Discipline] suggests mums and dads talk it out - to teach, not punish ... Arguments are, indeed, over more quickly and apologies more forthcoming ... It just seems to work.' -- Lorraine Candy Daily Mail 'A fantastic read.' Practical Parenting
No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with such tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene.