Magazine article Work & Family Life

A New and Loving Way to Think about Discipline

Magazine article Work & Family Life

A New and Loving Way to Think about Discipline

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A new and loving way to think about discipline

The authors of the new book No-Drama Discipline begin by asking parents to rethink what discipline really means. It's not really about punishment or control, they say, but about teaching and building skills-and doing so from a place of love, respect and emotional connection.

They say, "Essentially we want parents and caregivers to think of discipline as one of the most loving and nurturing things we can do for kids...if we want them to improve their ability to control themselves, respect others, participate in deep relationships and live moral and ethical lives."

Discoveries about the brain give us deeper insights into the kids we care for, what they need and how to discipline in ways that foster optimal development.

Authors Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, who also wrote the bestseller The Whole-Brain Child, provide important facts about children's brain development. They explain what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive for kids at different ages and stages. …

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