The pioneering experts behind the bestselling The Whole-Brain Child - Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm - now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Disciplineprovides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene.
Defining the true meaning of the "d" word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you'll discover
Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors' suggestions to life, No-Drama Disciplineshows you how to work with your child's developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.
©2014 Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (P)2014 Random House Audio
"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." (Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., author of The Opposite of Worry)
"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)
"What a relief! Siegel and 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)
I don't doubt that the authors know what they're talking about or their research, but I struggled with the format of an audiobook for this type of book. I personally found their voices quite monotonous. The book also spends a lot of time explaining the brain which is necessary yet seems to go on for a long time before you get to any tangible strategies for actually dealing with behaviour. I would have liked for it to be shorter and more concise, as I think that would have made the audio aspect more easily digestible. As a result I have bought a physical copy of the paperback which I find more useful.
And I read a lot of these books both for professional and for personal means. It is beautifully organised and is affirming of all the whole drama of being a parent including the chaos and struggle that inevitable occurs along the way. This is a book that's pitched to all parents and I even played some of it to my seven year old daughter and she took great pleasure in saying "hah you do that sometimes mummy" but I know she felt affirmed hearing what she heard. As a parent I feel calmed just listening to the calm and kind voices of the authors but most importantly, as this is a whole brain approach (read whole being approach) what they say not only makes wonderful sense but it actually works. I cannot recommend this book enough.
I admit I was sceptical when my wife suggested I read this. However it seems to make sense and it feels like it's making a difference with my son. If I think about it, there is commonality with some concepts and things I covered when doing a coaching course in the past.
Having now listened and seen improvements I'd recommend people try their approach.
Fyimthere is a useful crib sheet on their website that is useful to remember some of the techniques post listen.
As someone who works with children it was a fresh reminder how to help children grow emotionally through discipline rather than falling into the trap of just telling children what to do.
An extraordinary book. Makes you think, consider yourself and get the most out of the most important person in your life! There is nothing positive about physical punishment, violence, isolation, aggression or fear and this book makes the point very clear, very early on.
In 1 week of starting this book I see change in the house, now having completed it i have a much more optimistic outlook of being a dad and having healthier relationships with my kids and more peace in the house, especially for dealing with those pressure points that come along
Highly recommend this book for all parents or caregivers. This has made me rethink my approach to discipline and I've already seen the results in my daughter's behaviour. I can't be sure I'll always be able to stick to their guidelines, but I'll definitely try to come back to the techniques.
Some definite pointers in here and a realistic review of many issues.
The content is great but performance style sometimes non- gripping.
Would still thoroughly recommend for those with a real interest
Combines respectful parenting methodology with the latest neuroscience to back it up. Enlightening, inspiring, compelling.
I will revisit this again and again and have already recommended to friends.
Recommended by a friend who is herself a child psychologist. Really enjoyed it and helped me understand the concepts she talks about.
Thought provoking book. I have already implemented some of the techniques in the book. I'm trying not to be reactive but rather I'm trying to connect with my child.
"I Can See Light At The End Of My Tunnel"
I had reached the end of my rope with my 11 year old daughter's disrespect and defiance. After listening to No-Drama Discipline and using some of the technics taught in it I feel empowered! I actually understand my daughter's behavior much better and I now have the tools to direct and teacher her the proper way to handle herself when she doesn't want to do something. Instead of battling with her and handing out a punishment I'm able to step back and recognize which part of her brain she is using and help her move to the part of her brain that allows her to make better choices!! Thank you Drs Daniel and Tina!
"Terrific book, terrific narrators."
I have listened to both The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline and look forward to Brainstorm next. This book has helped me identify things I do correctly and not only things I can improve on but things I can repair. It has already impacted my relationship with both children (12 & 8), my wife, and business colleagues. I can't recommend these books enough. Thank you to all involved.
"A must read for every parent or future parent!"
Peaceful parenting put into practical and scienfic context. I can't recommend this book enough! Please read this if you have kids and read it twice if you are planing to have kids in the future!
What a great book!! I think every caregiver should definitely have this book.........I loved it
"It will change the way you parent!"
This book helped me with my daughter in so many ways. I have a new understanding of why certain things I did didn't work. This book is priceless for parents in my opinion.
"Will refer to it again and again"
I think this will be helpful. I appreciated the science and it resonated with my anecdotal experiences. I am glad I read it and think I will refer to it often
Makes perfect sense.
That the authors explain the biological basis for our own and our children's behavior.
No - but definitely made a light go off in my head.
This is a first-rate parenting book.
"Best book on parenting"
Loved it. When i listened to an idea of discipline and the examples and my kids would do something similar, i applied some of the methods and they helped us greatly. When i mean us i mean me as the parent and my kids.
Going to read more and more until i get the hang of these principles.
I wished i was given this book on my way out of hospital when i had my kids .
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