Average Rating: 2.5
Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
This book saved my entire household when my 11 year old step-son, prone to violent outburst and very disagreeable, came to live with me. It was a common sense approach to most any difficulty you could possible encounter with a child.. and it worked like magic! It empowered me to take control. With this book and a great Child Therapist that recommended the book, I completely lost my sense of helplessness and was able to TRULY help my step-son with applying positive methods and discipline.. I've recommended it to many, many, many parents.Marie (Nov 18 2014, 08:48 AM)
Making your kids mind without losing yours
I recently finished this book and want to share it with everyone I know!! Though it is hard for me to be creative in each situation I am doing my best to apply the Reality Discipline with my kids. They are doing so much better with it then my authoritive/permissive parenting. My first goal was to simply Stop Yelling at everyone and recognize the tone in my voice when I speak to them. They have been so much more helpful and most the time are beginning to listen quickly. I have even seen changes in my authoritarian husband. He doesn't know what I am doing cuz, frankly, I don't think he actually "hears" much of what I say, but I have noticed he sometimes tries to follow my lead with the kids. I have learned so much just from this book on why I am the way I am and why my kids are the way they are. I have written notes on paper that I can review often to remind myself of how authoritive parenting actually works. I will be passing this book around to my friends and family and even bought a second copy, just in case the "loaner" doesn't come home.Shanon (Oct 08 2011, 19:13 PM)
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
I was given this book 21 years ago when my daugter was 2 years old. I loved the common sense approach to parenting. My daugter is now a happy well adjusted mother of two and is using reality discipline to raise her little angels. I have given dozens of copies to friends and family members over the years. I am reading the book again now to brush up so I can be effective as a grandmother.April Griffin (Oct 05 2010, 12:24 PM)
This is the best common sense book to parenting that I have read.....and I have read alot of them. I have a very strong willed and bright only child. If you follow the principles of this book, it works. I would be insane by now if it wasn't for this book.Carol (Nov 17 2008, 11:01 AM)
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