Discipline is a necessary part of parenting. However, knowing how to gently, but effectively discipline is something that’s learned. As more and more of us move away from our families and parent on our own, we have less one-on-one guidance from elder family members and we turn to trusted resources for information that we can apply to our particular circumstances.
We didn’t have too many issues with discipline when Zoë was younger, but as Kaylee is getting older and developing her own little personality, we’re finding more clashes in our house. It’s only natural that siblings argue or play off of one another’s misbehavior, but it has brought on a new phase of discipline that has brought with it some challenges.
We believe in gentle discipline, and don’t want to turn to spanking or other physical means. So when Elizabeth Pantley reached out to me a few months ago about her No Cry book series, I was more than happy to accept a copy of The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears.
I have very little time to read these days, so it has taken me a few months to get through the book. However, I’m very happy that I set aside the time to read this book.
I like that she very clearly acknowledges that these behaviors our children display are normal, and that feeling angry is a natural instinct for parents. However, she gives parents the tools to control their feelings of anger and very specific steps to follow to encourage good behavior in children based on specific challenges.
Through The No-Cry Discipline Solution, I have learned some new tactics and skills that I can use to address some of our family’s discipline challenges. As I work on integrating some of her advice into our home, I’m finding that some of our daily bumps are smoothing out and the girls are reacting positively to changes I’m making.
I still have more changes to make, but parenting and discipline will always be fluctuating and progressing. As parents, we have to be willing to be flexible and keep learning and experimenting to find what will work best for our family.
If you’re looking for some new ideas and tips to help with your discipline challenges, check out The No-Cry Discipline Solution.
Elizabeth Pantley has also authored other titles, including:
- The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution
- The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution
- The No-Cry Nap Solution
- The No-Cry Sleep Solution
- The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- The No-Cry Potty Training Solution
- Gentle Baby Care
- Hidden Messages
- Perfect Parenting
- Kid Cooperation