Every Book You Need To Read on Positive Discipline

The Positive Discipline series 

Thank god for this book. Without this book, I might have turned out to be a very different kind of parent from what I am now. I’m proud to say I am happy with who I am as a parent, with tremendous thanks to the authors of these books. I must admit, I have yet to read Positive Discipline for Teenagers (but I’m sure when the time comes, it’ll be my life saviour yet again).

So why is the book so good? 

The authors don’t just go straight to how you should solve the problem or fix a behaviour. Instead, they take us into the minds of our kids. They help us understand why our children behave or react in a certain way. With that understanding clarified, the authors then take us on a journey to bring up kids in a way that works. They guide us on how to parent to prevent misbehaviour. But at the same time, they also tell us how to handle tough situations. All in all, it’s one of my first favourite parenting books I’ve ever read. I recommend ALL parents to pick up this book at least once in their lifetime! The sooner the better.

1-2-3 Magic

Do you know when I picked up this book? When I felt my kids no longer listen to what I say and do as I ask. It’s tiring you know? As I was dreaming of having a magic wand to turn my kids into cooperative and happy kids, I came across this book! It’s as good as a magic wand!

So why is the book so good? 

This book helps parents be firm with their children while at the same time letting the children know that parents are serious, without having to use physical violence or high pitched screaming. Yeah. No more screaming and yelling after you follow what this book suggests you do.

Oh and the 1-2-3 Magic For Kids. Well, turns out my 7-year-old loved the book and understood the new rules without me having to explain much. We’re pretty much on the same page now. So is my 6-year-old =)

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

You might be wondering why this book is parked under Positive Discipline. Well, mummies and daddies, it is because this book guides us on how to raise kids that can regulate their own emotions. And guess what happens when they are able to regulate their own emotions? They relate better to people around them (i.e. less sibling fights) and they know how to control their behaviour when they feel frustrated and angry. It’s a must read parents!

Siblings Without Rivalry 

I’m not gonna lie, this book is like a bible in my house. I’m not religious or anything but I’m trying to tell you, our family needs this book! So I figure you might too 🙂

So why is the book so good? 

While reading this book, it’s as if the authors have a spy camera inside my home. They seem to know exactly what problems we have at home! So for that, I love the book. They understand and they know what you’re going through.

The best part is, they know how to help us have kids who love each other and get along well.

How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk 

Don’t you just love the title? It’s every parent’s dream! I can’t tell you how much I love this book. It’s another bible in our house. This book is pretty much everything about positive discipline. So read it if positive discipline is what you want to have at home!

The Explosive Child

This book helped me understand that there are underlying reasons for the explosive behaviour my child expresses. After understanding why, I was able to follow the approach highlighted in the book. I’m glad to say that things have gotten a lot more bearable and more pleasant in our household, thanks to this book.

So if you have a child that appears to be stubborn, easily angry and frustrated, violent and aggressive, this book will change your life and your child’s life. It will rescue your relationship with him/her and you will enjoy parenting once again.