Monday, September 22, 2014

All Your Discipline Questions Answered. No, Seriously.

How can we teach our kids right from wrong,
without losing a loving connection?
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For many of us, our job as parent is fairly easy until our children begin to be able to voice their wants, needs and opinions with some vigor. At this point we adults are faced with issues we didn't anticipate, and many of us are sorely unprepared for how we react when our previously lovely children no longer do what we want them to do when we want them to do it!

And this is probably just about when the questions about "how can I discipline my children?" begin. 

I remember asking those questions. I remember feeling so frustrated, and so exhausted, and so useless as a parent when my son and daughter would do the exact opposite of what I told them to do, or when they would fight endlessly about nonsense, or when I would end up screaming because I just couldn't take it anymore. I read every book and asked every expert and tried every technique (some of which worked, many of which didn't). Ultimately, all of this is why I started this blog - to help those of you who became parents after me short cut to the good stuff. 

Today I have some super AMAZING good stuff for you (so good that I am actually writing a post on my blog which lately has been sorely neglected because of other writing projects - I am so sorry and thank you to all of you who are sticking with me and I promise I will be back here soon). And yes, this amazing good stuff has to do with discipline, and your kids, and making parenting easier! And don't forget to read to the end because I have a little surprise for one lucky reader. 


One of my all-time favorites!
Those of you who've been reading my blog for a while - or follow me on social media - know that I am a huge fan of Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. Together they wrote one of the most ground-breaking and widely read parenting books of the last couple of years, The Whole-Brain Child (which has been since translated into 18 languages and if you haven't read it yet, you must). This book introduced parents to the latest information on how their child's brain develops and responds to the world - therefore showing parents why children behave the way they do. 

The fact that this book is being shared around the world with parents, grandparents and teachers is an amazing testament to how many of you out there are hungry for information on how to understand, respond to, and connect with the children in your lives. 

I was thrilled when I learned that Dan and Tina had written a new book called No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind. This book not only gives us a deep understanding about what is happening in our child's developing brain when she is acting out, but it also gives adults a window into understanding the best way to respond in the moment.
The new book from Siegel and Bryson
tackles the ultimate parenting struggle. 

Best of all, No-Drama Discipline educates adults in understanding the true meaning of the word "discipline": To Teach. The book is filled with science-backed explanations for why a connection-based response to children's behavior gives you the results you've been looking for. So, instead of being a book full of gimmicks to get our kids to "behave" (a short term survival goal), this book teaches us how to use those difficult parenting moments to create connections in the brain - and between people - in order to build skills, self-discipline, and health (a long-term goal to strive for)! 

Ultimately, I know that what we all want for our children is for them to grow into being resilient, happy, kind and respectful people who make their way successfully in the world. And, as Tina says, "I really believe that if we can reduce violent, harsh, and scary parental responses and increase more conscious, kind, and intentional ones, we can promote insight, empathy, and kindness in the world." This book gives you the ability to do all of this, while strengthening your relationship with your children. 

This video below gives you a much better idea of what this book is all about. You can read more here on the website for No-Drama Discipline which also has reviews and links for purchasing the book. 


If the video doesn't load, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

I hope I've intrigued you enough to pick up a copy of this book for yourself - and maybe even one for friends (or teachers) who struggle with the idea of how to instill positive behavior in their children without resorting to punishment. 

No-Drama Discipline is officially released tomorrow - Tuesday, September 22nd - and I'm thrilled to say that I have been given a signed copy of the book to give away to one reader! All you need to do to enter the giveaway is:

1. Share this post on social media, tagging both myself and Dr. Tina Bryson (I'll include those links below).
2. And leave a comment below telling us why you think this book could be helpful to you and your family! I'll reply to your comment below, so make sure you check back or better yet, Please be sure to include a way for me to contact you in case you win! 

That's it. I'll choose a winner at random (thank you, random.com) this Friday, October 3rd at 1pm PST. The lucky winner will be announced on my Facebook page

So, go forth and share! This book is going to be a game changer!

You can follow Dr. Dan Siegel on Facebook, Twitter or his website.
You can follow Dr. Tina Bryson on Facebook, Twitter or her website.
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Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way - the opinions expressed are entirely my own. This post does contain affiliate links which means I get a small fee from Amazon if you happen to purchase something through my page - although there is no extra cost to you!
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