No-Drama Discipline

  • by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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

strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy - and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
facts on child brain development - and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child - no matter how extreme the behavior - while still setting clear and consistent limits
tips for navigating your children through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make - and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques.
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.


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

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Dry content for an audiobook

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.
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- M. Sheleg

Challenged the way I thought about discipline

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.
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- Gupster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-09-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio