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Subject: Looking for books on Positive Discipline
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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i have posted almost 300 books in the last week and have mailed out over 20 so far.  I can't find any of the books I am looking for in the posted books area. 

If you have anything I am looking for (will post a list here or look at my wish list), i am willing to do a 2 for 1 for these books.  This list is actually the reason I joined here.  :)




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
  •  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)


Date Posted: 1/5/2008 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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The only two books you will ever need for postive discipline are:

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children

Surviving your Adolescents

These are both by Thomas W. Phelan.

He also just published a new 1-2-3 Magic book for Christian families, too.

None of these are posted on PBS currently, but they are worth a drive to Barnes & Noble. I'm a Social Worker and a mother, and I use these techniques both at home and on the job. I try to keep extra copies of these books to give to parents I work with. The concepts are so simple, but they work.

Good Luck! Rita.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 12:21 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2007
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Thank you.  I appreciate the response but I am specifically looking for books that advocate Positive Discipline.  


I looked at one of the books (the first one) and he advocates time outs, which Positive Discipline does not believe in (because it is a form of alienation of the child from parents and does not teach the child how to resolve the issues surrounding inappropriate behavior).  

I belong to an Attachment Parenting group that practices Positive Discipline. 

You can read more about it here: http://www.attachmentparenting.org/.    also, http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/ for Christian mothers. :)

The books I listed are all known for Positive Discipline.  Its the reason I joined pbs and am willing to get trade 2 for 1 w/ anyone if they have any of the books I have listed. 

thanks again,