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S/O of spanking post -- other discipline books?

I don't want to use spanking for discipline, for all the reasons listed in the topic below. Any recommendations for books on other methods of discipline? I feel like I need more tools in my toolbox. When 4 year old DS is screeching at the top of his lungs, and we're just trying to get him dressed for bed...*sigh* I know in that case, he was overtired and just got set off when we did something that he didn't want. DS has such an issue with screaming when he's upset/frustrated. We need to help teach him other ways to deal with his frustration.

Re: S/O of spanking post -- other discipline books?

  • Not a parent but a teacher- I hear a lot of great things about 1-2-3 Magic.  
  • Parenting with Love and Logic. A lot of my friends love it.

    I'm a teacher and not a parent also, but Teaching with Love and Logic rocks.

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    Parenting with Love and Logic. A lot of my friends love it.

    I'm a teacher and not a parent also, but Teaching with Love and Logic rocks.

    This.  

    I plan on getting the Love and Logic parenting books (there's even one that's specifically for ages 0-6).  I also have used Teaching with Love and Logic.

    I feel these books represent my view of parenting in that I want my children to respect me and not fear me.

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    Parenting with Love and Logic. A lot of my friends love it.

    Ditto.  I have it and have really seen it in action.
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  • My favorites are Kids Are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso and How To Talk So Kids Will Listen by Angela Faber.  Great books.  The Love and Logic books are good too but some of it didn't sit well with me. 
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  • Another vote for Love and Logic.  I used Teaching with Love and Logic for years before I had children and it works just as well on 18 year olds as it does on 18 month olds.  Choices are powerful things, and letting go of all the control you don't need is the most freeing experience.

    I've heard good things about 1-2-3 Magic, too.

    I also like The Happiest Toddler on the Block.  It's the same person who wrote The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp, and he has a lot of detail in the book about why toddlers act the way they do (and how to handle it efficiently.)

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  • Thank ya'll for the suggestions. I'm going to check our library!

     

  • Another vote for Parenting w/ Love and Logic! They have one geared for younger kids (I think NB-age 6) and one that's for general babies through teens (or something). I have the young child one and it works wonders for my very spirited 2.5 yo ;)
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