The No-cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Panley
This is a well-intentioned book, which would probably be great for confident parents. For those of us where our parenting feels more balanced on a knife-edge, I think this offers little help!
There seems little to differentiate the first two sections (Essential parenting attitudes and Parenting skills and tools), which soon become repetitive. Much of the advice and instruction seems homespun. The ideas that experience has shown me to be helpful (eg ignoring minor bad behaviour) are buried in amongst the sort of instruction that tends to confuse and undermine parents, for example telling parents how to make their children laugh! This sort of thing works so differently in different families, it's a strange thing to include in a parenting book.
While the author acknowledges that raising children is difficult, there is
no wider discussion of issues such as the parenting patterns established in our own childhood, or emotional problems which can complicate parenting. This is apart from a whole section randomly devoted to Anger Management.
To me it seems that this author has taken her personal ideas and experiences and served them up for us here. While they might be interesting and helpful
to some, I would treat with caution!
The No-Cry Discipline Solution is published by McGraw Hill, to order a copy from Amazon click the link below:
The No-cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behaviour Without Whining, Tantrums and Tears