“Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years. This book is not about how to get your child to cooperate by using time-outs, consequences, threats, punishments, star charts, praise, or any other discipline approach. In fact, Dr. Lapointe’s genius is in clearly showing how conventional discipline creates children who are needy, demanding, bossy, aggressive and difficult. Unfortunately, the main lesson children learn from our discipline is that our love for them is conditional, contingent on their ability to control their behavior. Luckily, Lapointe has some answers, including helpful recommendations on how parents can step up to be the leaders in their house—what she calls “Hulking Up.” (That idea alone is worth the price of the book.) I hope this book makes it onto every parent’s shortlist. I think it can change the world!”
“I love this book! A rare combination of science-based, practical, respectful, and effective discipline. Reinforcing that connection is the key. Discipline without Damage guides us to see behavior issues with new eyes so that we can more effectively respond in ways that are effective, and that build relational and neural connections that promote optimal development, independence, and success.
“Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years.”
“Read this book and discover creative ways to be with your children and respect them for who they are.”
“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!”