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I found this book very helpful and informative within it's limited focus.[return] [return]The system in this book reminds me of how friends of mine discipline their children which I much admire. It is simple and easy to implement: recognize, choose consequence, enact, and disengage. The book has chapters for dealing with other adults who don't support your methods, and using the system on college age and adult children. Actually you can use this system on anyone, it is a system based on behaving ...more
I didn't read all of this book, as some of the later chapters aren't applicable for my situation. However, I thought the advice it gave was particularly helpful, especially the idea that I need to recognize backtalk from very early on (I get that my kids backtalk me--but often it begins earlier than I had suspected). Also, it was helpful to think about enforcing consequences more immediately than I had been doing, and then ignorning the ensuing temper tantrum. I see myself as one who enforces co ...more
I needed this book. Excellent advice in very simple and easy terms. Nothing in the book I didn't already know- but needed to be reminded what I need to do to have my home be more peaceful- and it's working! Like everything- it's gets worse initially but quickly turns in a positive direction. Strongly recommend this book to be read, at different stages of your child's development, by all parents/teachers and caregivers.
Excellent! It offers examples of how to implement the four step method for children of any age: from toddlers to adults. And the method works! It's a very quick read and a must have reference book for any parent. You just never know when the back talk will strike. The hardest part is to have the guts and strength to actually follow through.
Maybe the best parenting book I have ever read, and I have read a lot. Addresses a difficult parenting issue that many parents just live with. The 4 steps are easy to remember. You can remember the 4 steps in the heat of the moment. The guidance on this issue can carry over to many other parenting issues. Fantastic!