The Discipline Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Better-Behaved Child - from Birth to Age Ten Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Everything you need to know about discipline to raise a happy, well-adjusted, well-behaved child - from America's foremost baby and childcare experts
Disciplining children means equipping them with the tools to succeed in life. In this unique guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the pediatric specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become widely-praised best sellers, explain what you can do to shape your child's behavior so that good conduct comes naturally.
With a focus not just on managing behavior problems but also on preventing them, the Searses offer clear, practical advice on a broad range of disciplinary issues, including the following:
- The mother's role vs. the father's role
- Developing the connection with your baby that will make discipline easier in years to come
- Saying no
- Taming temper tantrums
- Self-esteem as the foundation of good behavior
- Helping a child to express feelings
- The constructive use of anger
- Good nutrition for good behavior
- Sleep and nighttime discipline
- Sibling rivalry
- Spanking and alternatives to spanking
- How to eliminate bothersome behaviors such as whining and talking back
- How to respond when your child lies, cheats, or steals
- Discipline after divorce and in the single-parent household
Drawing on nearly 30 years of the Searses' experience as childcare professionals and as the parents of eight children, The Discipline Book will make you confident in your ability to correct undesirable behavior, to promote good behavior, and to instill the values that will help your child become morally literate.
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|Listening Length||17 hours and 22 minutes|
|Author||William Sears MD, Martha Sears RN|
|Audible.ca Release Date||April 02 2019|
|Publisher||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #90,837 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#7,677 in Parenting (Books)
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Getting free of the old discipline methods, any belief we're helping by hitting, ugh. So grateful for Dr. Sears input.
It's so needed.
As we make this shift from that old paradigm of force and might is right, we have to have somewhere to land, and Dr. Sears gives us a template that is a bridge to new understanding for parents and grandparents everywhere. Try his methods, review his thinking and see for yourself, life can be so much easier if we just let go of a belief we "have to do it this way".
conscience and internal motivation to WANT to do the right thing. I have 3 young children under the age of 6. I highly recommend this book for it's comprehesive explanations of theory and attention to issues of special needs children as well as to some common worrisome issues of 6-10 year olds. If you have young children like me, I also recommend a very practical A-Z guide called "The Pocket Parent" that is written only for parents of 2-5 year olds. This literally pocketsized book is not written in paragraphs, but rather sanity saving bullets of quick read tips and examples often including the exact words to try. It is organized alphabetically by behavior topic (anger, biting, gimmes, hitting, listening, lying, morning crazies, whining, etc) and can quickly suggest a strategy at a moments notice. I refer to these 2 compatible books again and again. I am pleased with the increase of cooperation from my kids as well as the general feeling of well-being in my household.(...of course, that's on a good day!...My kids are normal and often quite challenging!)
Probably the biggest drawback in this book is the tendency to use the term "attachment parenting" interchangeably with the more general psychological term "attachment" (which is basically the same as love, according to my understanding). I will not deny that many families find that Dr. Sears's famous attachment parenting methods (such as the family bed and infant wearing) actually do promote good attachment, but they are means to an end and not mandatory for all.
Another weak area concerns the issue of spanking. The Searses are known for holding to the respectable view that spanking is not the best way to discipline, and that other methods are preferable. I have no problem with their view, but the so-called "science" that is used to support the view is very poor. No effort is made in any of these studies to look at responsible spanking; rather, all physical discipline is lumped together, including angry spanking, inappropriate spanking, and outright child abuse. Sorry, but these "studies" either have little to do with the issue at hand (loving discipline) or are simply worthless wastes of time that do not belong in this book or any other! The Searses themselves probably made the decision to not spank based on personal experience; they should cite this and leave the junk science alone. As an aside, the parent who does choose to spank will find a section in this book regarding how to do it lovingly, which I endorse, and which, ironically, is similar to advice offered by pro-spanking writers like Dr. James Dobson.
To sum up, I recommend this book. However, if its gentle methods aren't working, by all means look for more assertive (but still loving) methods. Children thrive best where discipline is effective, as well as loving and fair.
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