great parenting book!

Alison - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I ordered two parenting books because, well, I need the extra help. So I've read the first two chapters of How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk (I don't know how to do italics online) by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. It's SOO good. Some of the concepts I've heard before, but it gives real-life examples and some workbook-type pages. I wish I'd read it earlier. I may not even need the second parenting book. It was a bestseller, but I'd never heard of it until recently so I thought I'd give others a heads up too.

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Alison - posted on 07/14/2011

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Isn't it great! I got it in the mail yesterday and I've already finished it. I've tried the methods in a few interactions with my 3 yr old and they've totally worked. I think it will help in my other relationships too.

Alison - posted on 07/14/2011

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That's one I almost ordered, but the reviews were mixed so I didn't. I'm glad to hear it's working for you. This one isn't about traditional discipline like time outs or counting really. It's about inviting a spirit of acceptance and cooperation through communication so that the instances where discipline is necessary diminish or are diffused. I absolutely love it and thought about posting this in a bunch of forums. :O)

Brandee - posted on 07/14/2011

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A book that was recommended to me for discipline that I loved and was able to easily put to use was 1-2-3 Magic. This 1-2-3 technique was easy for us to implement and easy for our toddler to understand. Also it is easy to teach to other care givers so that everyone is consistent. This one also give some good examples to demonstrate when and when not to count.
I will definitely look up the book you recommended too.

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