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I posted in the book forum as well, but thought someone here might have some thoughts on this book. I really like the ideas in Unconditional Parenting-is this similar? TIA
 

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This sounds like an interesting book. Here is an Amazon link and description. Has anyone read it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059...055828?ie=UTF8

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Forget the traditional child control techniques like rewards, punishment, and time-out. They create distance, and do nothing for your child's creativity or self-worth. With Choice Parenting you can stay emotionally connected with your child while teaching responsibility and limits. Five new behavioral tools allow you to protect the parent-child relationship, the key to resolving difficult behavior problems.
Well, I found this other link about the author and the book: http://www.nymetroparents.com/newarticle.cfm?colid=7504

This seems to be a behaviorist means of "using" a child's attachment to get what the parent's needs/wants.

Thoughts?

Pat
 

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Originally Posted by scubamama
This sounds like an interesting book. Here is an Amazon link and description. Has anyone read it?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059...055828?ie=UTF8

Well, I found this other link about the author and the book: http://www.nymetroparents.com/newarticle.cfm?colid=7504

This seems to be a behaviorist means of "using" a child's attachment to get what the parent's needs/wants.

Thoughts?

Pat
Well it does sound interesting. It sounds close to my methods of discipline which involves stating expectations and telling my children what I want from them, but not punishing or rewarding.

I would be interested in how he deals with things like safety issues (for which I will gently physically remove a small child).
 

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Well it does sound interesting. It sounds close to my methods of discipline which involves stating expectations and telling my children what I want from them, but not punishing or rewarding.

I would be interested in how he deals with things like safety issues (for which I will gently physically remove a small child).

I thought the same thing. It reminded me of my (unread) understanding of Anthony Wolfe from the descriptions here.


I got the impression that coercion and force were within the realm of his parenting proscriptions when the parent 'deemed it necessary'. But that may just be what I am reading between the lines.


Pat
 
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