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Gentle Discipline

Nonfiction: Self Help
Unabridged   7.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/29/2017

Gentle Discipline

Using Emotional Connection--Not Punishment--to Raise Confident, Capable Kids

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681687919
Digital Download ISBN:9781681687926


Gentle Discipline is a practical guide that presents an alternative to shouting, shaming, and blaming—to give kids the skills they need to grow and thrive.

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Product Description

Discipline is an essential part of raising happy and successful kids, but as more and more parents are discovering, conventional approaches often don't work, and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, power struggles, and shame.

Enter Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular parenting expert who believes there's a better way. Citing the latest research in child development, psychology and neuroscience, Gentle Discipline debunks common myths about punishments, rewards, the "naughty chair," and more, and presents practical, connection-based techniques that really work—and that bring parents and kids closer together instead of driving them apart. Topics include:

Setting–and enforcing–boundaries and limits with compassion and respect
Focusing on connection and positivity instead of negative consequences
Working with teachers and other caregivers
Breaking the cycle of shaming and blaming

Filled with ideas to try today, Gentle Discipline helps parents of toddlers as well as school-age kids embrace a new, more enlightened way to help kids listen, learn, and grow.


Gentle Discipline is a thorough guide to raising confident, capable children. Sarah Ockwell-Smith delivers valuable information and balances it nicely with practical and clear advice for implementing gentle discipline. This is a book that will remain by your bedside for reference for years to come." —Rebecca Eanes, author of Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide

"Any parent who wants to guide their children with more respect rather than govern them with fear will benefit from reading Gentle Discipline. If you want reduce power struggles and punishments and replace them with more connection and understanding, this is a great read." —Jessica Joelle Alexander, coauthor of The Danish Way of Parenting

Author Bio

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a popular parenting expert whose blog (at SarahOckwell-Smith.com) is read by two million parents each year. A trained prenatal teacher, birth and postnatal doula, and pediatric homeopath, she is also the cofounder of GentleParenting.com.