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Subject: books on positive discipline
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:56 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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this isnt really about homeschooling but alot of homeschoolers i know are also into attachment parenting and positive discipline, so i thought i would try here also. i have almost 300 posted books and am posting all the time but none of the books i want are posted.

 if anyone has any of these books, i will gladly do a 2 for 1 trade.


 here is my list: (the ones in bold i really really want)  

    •  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
    • Raising Your Spirited Child  by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  •  Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  •  Kids Are Worth Itb y Barbara Coloroso 
  •  There's Got to Be a Better Way Becky Bailey 
  •  Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline Becky Bailey 
  •  When Anger Hurts Your Kids by McKay, Fanning, Paleg & Landis
  •  The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman & Ross Campbell 
  • Protecting the Gift by Gavin de Becker
  •  Becoming Attached: Unfolding the Mystery of the Infant-Mother Bond and
    its Impact on Later Life  by Robert Karen
     The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff
  •  The Courage To Raise Good Men by Olga Silverstein and Beth Rashbaum
  •  Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  •  Evolution's End by Joseph Chilton Pearce
  •  Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children by Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson
  •  I'll Never Do To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me!: A Guide to Conscious Parenting
  • by Thomas and Eileen Paris
  •  Keys to Becoming a Fatherby William Sears, M.D.
  •  Magical Child by Joseph Chilton Pearce
  •  Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion
    by Marshall Rosenberg
  •  The Optimistic Child
    by Martin E.P. Seligman
  •  Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child
    by  Katie Allison Granju.
    Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen  THANKS!
  •  The Explosive Child
    by Dr. Ross Greene
  •  Living with the Active Alert Child
    by Dr Linda S. Budd
     The Edison Trait by Lucy Jo Palladino
  •  How To Really Love Your Child
    by Ross Campbell
  • Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents
    by Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt
  • Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma
    by Nancy Samalin
  • The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High Need Child
    by Williams Sears, M.D.
  •  Punished by Rewards
    by Alfie Kohn
  •  Between Parent And Child
    by Haim Ginott
  •  How Children Learn
    by John Holt
  •  Teach Your Own
    by John Holt
  •  No Contest: The Case Against Competition
    by David Elkind
  • Children: The Challenge
    by Rudolf Dreikurs
  • Living Joyfully with Children
    by Win and Bill Sweet
  • Summerhill School : A New View of Childhood
    by A. S. Neill
  • On Becoming a Person
    by Carl Rogers
  • Playful Parentingby Lawrence Cohen
  • Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach 
    by Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley
  •  Everyday Blessings
    by Jon and Myla Kabat Zinn
  •  The Path to Parenting 
    Vimala Schneider McClure (same person as Vimala McClure)
  • Unconditional Parenting, Alphie Kohn


Last Edited on: 1/22/08 6:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 7:00 PM ET
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thanks! found one!

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:33 AM ET
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I have this one:

  • Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

But it is not in postable condition. The cover is wrinkled, the pages are dog-eared, and there is some water damage at the back of the book. If you want it, it's yours. Just let me know.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:11 AM ET
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thanks. pm'ing you now

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 5:43 PM ET
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ok, found 4 so far. :)

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 12:52 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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I think I may have The Fussy Baby Book (Sears). I'll try to remember to check my shelves tomorrow.  I LOVE Dr. Sears books!! :) And yes, my first was a classic High Needs kid.. :)

Date Posted: 1/9/2008 10:41 PM ET
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thanks!!!   yeh, i LOVE Dr. Sears!  


i just started Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) by thomas gordon and im finding it excellent.  :)



Date Posted: 1/10/2008 12:35 PM ET
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LOL looks like my home bookshelf , I own almost all of those, but they are all so good I can't let go (sorry). Just wanted to say we are of like minds if these are the books you are interested in!!

I was personally disappointed in the 7 habits..family book (I like his books for adults better), this was more common sense. It is a common book that you might find in your libary and read to see if it is as great as you suspect.

Playful Parenting is fantastic and unique--Ihighly recommend it. I love, love, love Barbara Coloroso.

Punished by Rewards I found very very boring, if you skim it in a libary or at a bookstore you might find you are not dying without reading it. I liked the general message but felt the book was so dry and long-winded.

Just some thoughts......

(I assume you have those books on your wish list, right?)

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 8:09 AM ET
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oh Christine im going to check out your blog! thanks for the reviews!  i am trying to get through Raising Your Spirited Chidl right now and yes, they are all on my WL...ANYONE who has ANY of these books, i am doing a 2 for 1 deal on any books on my bookshelf! just pm me and let me know. :)


i am finding positive discipline makes so much more sense to me. :)