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... has anyone else read this book? I am eating it up right now- and wishing there was a place to talk about some of these amazing ideas. It all feels so right, but also like such a challenge, given the way most of us were raised. It's a lot easier to read about these concepts, another whole ballpark to consistenly put them into practice.<br><br>
Any thoughts?<br>
What worked for you in terms of moving from theory to practice?<br>
How do you stay reminded of the principles?<br><br>
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Oh that's awesome! GD is for gentle discipline right??
 

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Any thoughts?<br>
What worked for you in terms of moving from theory to practice?<br>
How do you stay reminded of the principles?<br><br>
TIA</div>
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i just came into this information this year. Ive always done most of it out of instinct because I was so desperate to do things differently than my out of control mother and abusive father.<br><br>
there is alot about this on the GD board if you want to checkit out. lots of great info. The ahrdest thing for me is the praise issue. I am working on taking the "good job" out of my vocabulary<br><br><a href="http://www.alfiekohn.org/parenting/gj.htm" target="_blank">http://www.alfiekohn.org/parenting/gj.htm</a><br><br>
we dont elliminate all praise just the empty praise. I try to thank the kids more than praise them if that makes any sense
 

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I read this book sometime ago and loved it as well. Yes, it is a challenge to apply, but worth it.<br><br>
The person that recommended the Kohn book on some message list I was on at the time has his own consulting practice and has an AWESOME email subscription (free) that I highly recommend...here is his site...<br><a href="http://www.enjoyparenting.com/" target="_blank">http://www.enjoyparenting.com/</a>
 

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Alfie Kohn is great. I also highly recommend his other books, particularly <i>The Case Against Competition</i>.
 
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