Don't let this delicious face fool you:
We are definitely battling wills with Declan recently. I'm reading "Raising Your Spirited Child" which is good. I've learned to give him choices, be clear about activity changes and be consistent. It's been working well and minimizing melt downs. Where we still struggle is discipline. I just re-read 1,2,3 Magic and curious if anyone has had success/failure with this program? We need to jump on board with it or move on. Also, we're open to other discipline methods or books.


Sara said...

Here are a few that I read over and over...they should be required parent reading!

Connection Parenting:

Unconditional Parenting

Playful Parenting:

I came across a phrase that resonated with me the other day..."It's not personal, it's developmental" :) Declan is not your adversary, even though sometimes it may feel like it. I always like to ask myself in the heat of the moment..."Is what I'm doing or how I'm acting bringing connection with my child or is it breaking the connection?" Keep the connection, even in discipline. And read these books! :)

Simply Complex said...

G's pediatrician told us to read 1, 2, 3 magic so I am in the process of getting it from the library. He said it works and that's his number one rec!

Kris said...

I started Happiest Toddler on the Block but just couldn't get through it. I just didn't like the method and idea of treating my toddler like an emotional caveman. I've heard good things about Bringing up Boys but haven't read it yet.