Monday, 24 April 2017

Discipline that Connects with Your Child's Heart by Jim and Lynne Jackson

Ever feel stuck in a discipline rut? This book will help you develop a new "lens" for effective, caring discipline with your child. "Discipline that Connects" is a profound and deeply Biblical way of thinking about corrective discipline. In these pages you'll grow in insight about yourself and your child. You'll learn to: 

Prepare your heart and stay calm when your kids are not.

Think on your feet and respond with confidence and wisdom.

Turn behavior problems into opportunities.

Help children learn to be responsible for their own actions and truly reconcile with others.

Use creative consequences that build skills, values, and faith in your children.

Review: There are a lot of parenting books out there and I, personally, have never read one. I wasn't sure what to think of this one. 

This book has a lot of case studies to emphasize the authors' points. While interesting to read, it's hard to see how some of the scenarios are transferable. 

I suppose if you take the parenting advise in this book as a very loose guideline it would give you some nice ideas about how to deal with some challenging issues that your current parenting tactics aren't successfully dealing with. However, their recipe for success and their suggested dialogues do seem a bit far fetched at times and more than a little complicated. 

Please note that I've never parented... so perhaps I am missing something that this book has to offer. 

Thank-you Graf Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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