Praise for Discipline Without Damage
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!
Dr Laura Markham, PhD – Founder of AHAparenting.com, and New York Times best-selling author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kid
Dr. Lapointe has given parents, family members and the professionals who work with them a wonderful gift. 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
Learn more about Discipline Without Damage and Dr Vanessa Lapointe’s new book Parenting Right From the Start (available Fall 2019) See all books