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A child psychologist equips parents with tools to manage behavioral issues more effectively while supporting their child’s healthy, natural development.
When your child is threatening a meltdown in the grocery aisle, is it really possible to keep your cool, correct the behavior, and reinforce healthy development, all at the same time? In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and big people of all kinds will discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need.
"Dr. Vanessa Lapointe explores the important question of why we discipline rather than just how ... by showing that children really need kindness, fairness and a caring, safe environment, Dr. Lapointe has created a trustworthy resource for parents." —Maggie Dent, author of 9 Things: A Back-to Basics Guide to Calm, Common-sense, Connected Parenting Birth-8
"In this eloquent book, Dr. Lapointe makes a powerful case for disciplining our children without power struggles, manipulation or control. An insightful guide for all parents" —Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD, Author of the New York Times bestselling book The Conscious Parent
"A must-read for all parents who know what feels right about disciplining their kids, but are repeatedly advised to do the opposite. Dr. Lapointe combines scientific theory with her wealth of experience working with children, and gives clear examples of how to put it all into practice. Read this book and see the results in your happy, well-adjusted child." —Barbara Fitzgerald M.D. FRCP(C), Developmental pediatrician, Clinical associate professor, University of British Columbia
"I love this book! It’s a rare combination of science-based, practical, respectful, and effective discipline." —Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, Co-author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline
"In Discipline without Damage, Dr. Lapointe shows why communication and connection are so important for our children. And why it is especially important for us adults to discipline ourselves so that we don’t go down the path of disconnection in the name of good behavior. Read this book and discover creative ways to be with your children and respect them for who they are." —Vikram Vij, chef, TV personality and author of Vij’s at Home
"Discipline Without Damage should be required reading for us all. Written from a deep pool of experience and knowledge, this practical book helps us understand what children need to thrive." —Dana Brynelsen, OBC, LLD Provincial advisor, Infant Development Program of BC
"Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years. ... I hope this book makes it onto every parent’s shortlist. I think it can change the world!" —Dr. Laura Markham, PhD Founding editor of AhaParenting.com and New York Times bestselling author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids