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Title:
The no-cry discipline solution : gentle ways to encourage good behavior without whining, tantrums, and tears
Author:
Pantley, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
xxi, 293 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Essential parenting attitudes -- No-cry discipline parenting skills and tools -- A peaceful home -- Staying calm and avoiding anger -- Specific solutions for everyday problems.
ISBN:
9780071471596
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Book

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Winner of the Disney's iParenting Media Award for Best Product

Have the Terrible Twos become the Terrifying Threes, Fearsome Fours, Frightening Fives, and beyond? Elizabeth Pantley, creator of the No-Cry revolution, gives you advice for raising well-behaved children, from ages 2 through 8

In The No-Cry Discipline Solution , parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley shows you how to deal with your child's behavior. Written with warmth but based in practicality, Elizabeth shows you how to deal with childhood's most common behavioral problems:

Tantrums Sleep issues Backtalk Hitting, Kicking and Hair Pulling Sibling fights Swearing Dawdling Public misbehavior Whining ... and more!

"Pantley applies succinct solutions to dozens of everyday-problem scenarios--from backtalk to dawdling to lying to sharing to screaming--as guides for readers to fashion their own responses.
Pantley is a loving realist who has managed, mirabile dictu , to give disciplinarianism a good, warm name."
-- Kirkus

"While many books on discipline theory are interesting and enlightening, parents often struggle finding a way to apply the theories. Pantley's advice is practical and specific. If ever trapped on a desert island with a bunch of kids, this is among the most useful books you could bring along."
--Tera Schreiber, Mom Writer's Literary Magazine


Author Notes

Elizabeth Pantley is the president of Better Beginnings, a parent-education company


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution returns with this guide to helping parents remain in control of their two-to -eight-year-olds. "A child," Pantley points out, "is emotion in motion." She provides a variety of techniques to help rein in out-of-control children, based on a four-part plan that corrects the current behavior, teaches a lesson, helps the child learn control and builds the relationship between the parent and child. Her techniques are not unusual, ranging from telling stories and giving timeout warnings to distractions and simply looking away ("Every once in a while, the best thing you can do for family peace is to turn around, pretend you didn't see it, take a deep breath, and move on to something else"). Where Pantley does break away from the parenting pack is explaining how parents can control themselves. Her suggestions won't be easy for parents to follow, but they make solid sense. The final part of the guide will be the most thumbed-through section: concrete advice for specific problems such as bossiness, sleep issues and sibling disagreements. Attachment parents as well as those looking for a gentle approach will appreciate the wisdom Pantley shares. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Children and parents are not perfect; discipline is about teaching and learning. These are the basic premises of best-selling parent educator Pantley (The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers), a mother of four who shares her experience-based knowledge of methods of discipline. Stating that all children, parents, and situations are different, she provides readers with a practical selection of tools to correct children's misbehaviors. These are not radical solutions but the oft-repeated practices of enforcing time-outs, building routines, and using praise. Chapters about anger, less common to discipline manuals, cover why parents experience it and include a practical six-step plan for learning to control it. The book concludes with a section on solutions to common behaviors like dawdling, not sharing, and refusing to brush teeth. Sprinkled throughout with quotes from other parents, the text reassures the reader that parenting requires love and effort but not perfection. This book is a practical and easy read as well as a handy reference for parents facing the day-to-day issues of child rearing. Recommended for public libraries.--Janet Clapp, Athens-Clarke Cty. Lib., GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Part 1 The Foundation for No-Cry Discipline: Essential Parenting Attitudes
Discipline: A Complex Job Made Easier with the Right Outlookp. 3
Banish the Mythsp. 7
Planning Ahead, Looking Ahead: Your Child as a Teenagerp. 17
Building a Strong Foundationp. 24
Discipline and Emotional Controlp. 38
The Four Parts to Disciplinep. 42
Part 2 No-Cry Discipline Parenting Skills and Tools
Everyday Challengesp. 49
First, Solve the Real Problemp. 53
Discipline and Cooperation: Choose Your Adventurep. 69
Reminder Page: No-Cry Discipline Parenting Skills and Toolsp. 106
Tantrums, Fussing, and Whining: The Big Threep. 107
Reminder Page: Stop the Tantrums, Fussing, and Whiningp. 125
Part 3 A Peaceful Home: Staying Calm and Avoiding Anger
Searching for Peacep. 129
Anger: The Shame and the Secretp. 130
Why Do Parents Get Angry at Their Children?p. 133
Different Levels of Angerp. 151
Your Anger: Do You Accidentally Make Things Worse?p. 154
Having a Plan to Manage Your Angerp. 162
Reducing Anger-Producing Situationsp. 185
Do You Need More Help?p. 186
Reminder Page: Six Steps to Staying Calmp. 188
Part 4 Specific Solutions for Everyday Problems
Applying No-Cry Parenting Skills to Everyday Problemsp. 191
Baby Talkp. 194
Backtalkp. 196
Bath, Not Behaving Inp. 199
Bath, Not Wanting Onep. 201
Bath, Won't Get Outp. 203
Biting, Child to Adultp. 205
Biting Other Childrenp. 207
Bossinessp. 211
Car Problemsp. 215
Dawdlingp. 218
Day Care or Preschool, Dropping Off and Picking Upp. 220
Doesn't Come When Calledp. 222
Hitting a Parentp. 224
Hitting, Kicking, and Hair Pullingp. 227
Interruptingp. 231
Lyingp. 234
Mannersp. 237
Mealtime Behaviorp. 240
Messinessp. 242
Other People's Undisciplined Childrenp. 244
Playtime Behaviorp. 246
Restaurant Behaviorp. 249
Roughhousing or Wild Playp. 252
Sharingp. 254
Shopping Misbehaviorp. 258
Sibling Fightsp. 262
Sleep Issues-Bedtimep. 265
Sleep Issues-Napsp. 268
Swearing, Bad Language, and Bathroom Jokesp. 271
Teasing and Name Callingp. 274
Toothbrushingp. 277
Travelingp. 280
Yelling, Screaming, and Shoutingp. 283
Indexp. 287