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on October 16, 2015
Some positive discipline books are perfect, provided it involved perfectly elastic spherical kids moving through a vacuum.

This book is proposing stuff that can be used with real kids (as opposed to.. you know - theoretical ones).

As the title says, the main parenting rule showcased here is: raise your kids without raising your voice.

I really liked the highlight: angry interactions weaken parental power, and destroy the parent-child relationship.
The only power we have is the power of relationship - the child's desire to please us and accept our direction.
When we cannot make the child do what we want her to do, we must back off and take the time to build and strengthen the relationship and rethink the discipline strategies.

Although I didn't agree with all the ideas and methods in this book, and it did conflict with similar positive parenting books (on recommending rewards and punishments system for example), I found this book highly realistic and anchored into reality.
I should have given it 5 stars for that alone.
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on February 17, 2006
Today's parents grew up in an era where hitting by parents was rarely considered acceptable, but yelling to get your kids to do what you want them to do - and now- was not only acceptable, it was a common parenting technique. This book suggests that yelling is neither a necessary nor effective long term parenting tool. It provides creative and step by step techniques for raising your children primarily using methods of positive reinforcement. It teaches how to be a better parent, which in turn will more likely result not just in better behaved children, but simply better children who themselves will go on to become better parents.
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on March 2, 2015
Great book if your having listening issues with your children. lost of great tips!
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on January 13, 2016
Very good! Used a few techniques and they work :)
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on August 25, 2014
Very good and informative book.
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