No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

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I pre-ordered this book, No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind and it arrived a few days ago. I haven’t pre-ordered many books, but I’m a big fan of the authors’ earlier book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind and highly recommend it. I even wrote a series of posts on it, one for each of six chapters, which I invite you to read.

Thanks to waking up at 4:00 this morning, I had time to crack the cover and take a look. The introduction, which is all I covered this morning, lays out the basics of the book and I’m pretty certain I’m going to love it. I’m excited to review the principles of the earlier book and learn new strategies for connecting with and correcting my children.

Effective discipline means that we’re not only stopping a bad behavior or promoting a good one, but also teaching skills and nurturing the connections in our children’s brains that will help them make better decisions and handle themselves well in the future. pg.xix

I need to run, but as I read I’ll be sure to share with you. If you would like to read my posts from The Whole-Brain Child, you can follow the links below.

Reflections on The Whole-Brain Child:

My reflections on Chapter 1: The River of Well-Being

My reflections on Chapter 2: Connect and Redirect

My reflections on Chapter 3: Three Steps to Regain Control

My reflections on Chapter 4: Memory – I Cried and Nobody Came

My reflections on Chapter 5: Feelings Come and Go

My reflections on Chapter 6: Why Fun Truly Matters

I hope you have a wonderful weekend – we’re ready for it!

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Alisa
    September 26, 2014

    OH thank you thank you thank you thank you for posting the links to those previous posts!! Looking forward to hearing what you think about this new book! Always needing to continue to learn…blessed!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      September 26, 2014

      I'm glad you can use them, Alisa! I debated about doing that since I had to go back into each post and add them. I should have done it the first time around!

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  2. Corina
    September 26, 2014

    Thank you! Look forward to your thoughts on this book. I, too, loved the previous book and this one is on my wish list!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      September 26, 2014

      You're welcome, Corina. I think I'll have lots of good things to say.

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  3. adventisthomemaker
    September 26, 2014

    I look forward to hearing what you think! We've been busy doing an online 10 week parenting course from Heather Forbes. I'm putting together a list of books to order once we're done with the course and this book looks promising!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      September 26, 2014

      I would love to hear about that course. It's always good to know of more resources for parents.

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      1. adventisthomemaker
        September 26, 2014

        We are in the process of adopting (no bio kids), so this is all prep work for us. I went to Heather's one day seminar in Seattle and loved what I was hearing. So we signed up for the 10 week course online, which goes into more detail. Here's the website – http://www.beyondconsequences.com/index.html

        Her basic philosophy is that children's behavior stems from fear. She focuses on addressing the fear behind the behaviors, rather than the behaviors themselves. She focuses on creating a better relationship between parent and child so that the child is no longer fearful (which in turn helps eliminate some of the negative behaviors). The first two weeks of the course are an overview of the parenting philosophy. Then two sessions are spent helping the parent address some of their own fears so that they can better regulate themselves, which then enables them to help their children. Then each of the following session addresses a specific behavior (lying, stealing, violence, hoarding/gorging) and how to implement the love-based philosophy in more specific ways. There's also a discussion on a person's window of stress tolerance and how much stress they can handle before becoming disregulated. She points out how most kids with a history of trauma have a very low window of stress tolerance so it's easy for them to become disregulated, and how to create a better environment to increase their stress tolerance.

        It's been eye-opening! It's actually been helping me understand some of the lingering issues from my childhood and how I can heal from them.

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        1. Lisa Qualls
          September 27, 2014

          Thanks for sharing that information. Isn't interesting how much we learn about ourselves as learn about our kids and how to parent them? You're doing a great job preparing.

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  4. JeffCindy Blair
    September 28, 2014

    Ordered it! Thanks for the resource:)

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