Monday, June 20, 2011

Discipline Books?

The time has come where we are trying to decide which discipline approah to take with Macklin. He has started a handful of behaviors that we don't care for (saying no to everthing, hitting the dog, and even hitting other kids, namely Harrison) and we wanted to have a game plan. We have read Love and Logic but need others to compare to. Positive Discipline is our next and then probably Parenting is HeartWork. Does any one have others that they recommend?


  1. I don't have any books per say, but after being a pre school teacher for so long, you learn your own ways. Just repeat repeat repeat. He's at an age where you have to CONSTANTLY show him the right way. He hits Baxter, you show him how to pet him gently. And use the word "gentle". He hits a friend, tell him that when you do that it makes his friend sad. And ask him to give that friend a hug instead. He is going to say no to everything at his age. Its a new word and one that he actually understands. Just take it with a grain of salt. Just have him do the activity anyway. he'll get over that.

  2. We like both Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp and Growing Kids God's Way by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo (although we don't agree with everything in there)... Proverbs 13:24 has been our foundation for the most part.