Parenting at times is absolutely challenging and I do find myself in a situation that never seen before. Now I am inquisitive to the right parenting role with a view to nurturing my kid properly so that she will grow in a disciplined way through a very helpful, sensitive, and loving approach to make life most successful and satisfactory. In this regard, I am overwhelmed with reading the book No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. I am enthusiastic to write No-Drama Discipline Review for all conscious parents which is a really fantastic read to change discipline ideas positively and effectively.
No-Drama Discipline Review
In No-Drama Discipline Review I intend to explain what it discovers how to work with your kid developing the mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, inspire happiness & strengthen resilience in everyone in the family. Moreover, it shows-
- effective strategies that help parents to identify their own discipline philosophy in order to master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart.
- child’s total brain development process true facts and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages.
- the best way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child – no matter how extreme the behavior while still setting clear and consistent limits.
- potential tips for navigating your children through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair.
- real-life contexts presenting in cartoons and illustrations from Siegel’s and Bryson’s parenting experience, giving parents practical advice for everyday battles and discipline opportunities.
- ways on how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques including twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make.
- ways on how we can discipline children, while still ensuring their optimal development.
Specialties of No-Drama Discipline
The authors at very first of the book start sentences like BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK
“Are you open to at least thinking about a different approach to discipline? One that helps you achieve your immediate goals of getting your kids to do the right thing in the moment, as well as your longer-range goals of helping them become good people who are happy, successful, kind, responsible, and even self-disciplined? If so, this book is for you.”- No-Drama Discipline
Very first some pages of the book, recall parents of what discipline actually means. It emphasizes on better techniques to discipline children that create better relationships between parent and child in which so many parents equate the word discipline with punishment.
Children, in general, have an innate desire to satisfy their parents and have healthy relationships with others. This book is special because it gives clear and practical messages that will help you discipline your child in a way that will build a healthy relationship, communicate respectfully, and reduce conflicts.
In addition, Siegel and Bryson provide an inspirational invitation. When we know better, we do better. They acknowledge that brain science is beginning to help us know even better particularly when it comes to the ways we have disciplined.
Lessons from No-Drama Discipline Review
What I learned by reading the book is how to teach the child when they misbehave, connect rather than punish and ask for why they misbehave.
How to Teach the Child When They Misbehave
We should, first of all, distinguish discipline from punishment by making sure our disciplining is proactive rather than reactive. To teach them discipline, we can connect and redirect. First, we can take time to connect with the child. Then redirect them to correct the behavior. To teach children instead of punishing them will always be the most effective form of discipline.
Connect Rather than Punish
Our approach to teaching the discipline of the children would be helpful and loving rather than punishing them. The key to developing that love is getting your kid in a receptive state of mind by connecting with them. Before you respond to misbehavior, take a moment to ask yourself
three simple questions:
- Why did my child act this way?
- What lesson do I want to teach at this moment?
- How can I best teach this lesson?
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My Favorite Quotes
Quite amazing so many sentences that make me enthusiastic to write in No-Drama Discipline Review. So, look at some of them.
“ When I get mad, I usually just react. Sometimes my instinct is good and other times I end up being just as immature as he is. If my son acted the way I do, I’d put him in time-out!”
“ I’ve been told what I should NOT do-spank, yell, etc. But I don’t know what TO do, other than threatening her with consequences and put her in time-out.”
“ My husband and I aren’t on the same page. I feel like he’s too harsh and rigid, and he feels like I’m a total pushover, so we end up being really inconsistent and irritated with each other.”
Clinical psychologist specialized in children’s play, play therapy, and parenting and the author of The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fear Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D. comments this book as-
“Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne 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.”
About the Authors
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Moreover, Dr. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. Most Importantly, Dr. Siegel is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm, Mind.
Pediatric and Adolescent Psychotherapist Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the director of parenting for the Mindsight Institute. In addition, she is the child development specialist at Saint Mark’s School in Altadena, California. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world.