Author Elizabeth Pantley recently contacted me and offered to send a copy of one of her books to review on my blog. I immediately thought of the “No-Cry Discipline Solution” for my readers.
Many of you coming from a background of attachment parenting are probably familiar with Elizabeth Pantley’s work. Her books on the “No-Cry Sleep Solution” are a mainstay in many La Leche League and Attachment Parenting group libraries for lending to harried mothers. The author is a mother of four herself, and I think she really understands where loving mothers are coming from, and for this book, she also involved 242 test families from many different countries. The breakdown of children in the test families included 247 toddlers, 142 preschoolers (ages 3 to 6 years old), and 22 school-aged children with slightly more boys than girls in the test families.
I would like to make this book our new book study for the coming time, and work together on bringing loving discipline that holds strong boundaries for our children in a way that is developmentally-appropriate. Because I also work from a childhood perspective found in Waldorf Education, I will be bringing that perspective in as well.
I am looking forward to you joining me, and a big thank-you to Elizabeth Pantley for sharing her book with me and my readers.
Love this book! I will be happy to follow along with your study!
Which edition are we using?
Melissa — I have the 2007 edition.
I’m really looking forward to this!
I didn’t even know this book existed!! I loved the No-Cry Sleep Solution and recommend it to others. I will pick this book up asap 🙂
I’m in. When do we start?
I hadn’t heard of this book! I used No Cry Sleep Solution and it was great so I’m going to give this a read. Good timing actually I need to think about discipline!
After the day I’ve had, it sounds like I need this book! Am off to look it up now 🙂
this sounds interesting. what a great concept to work together with others in mutual support.
I’m lookong forward to it!
When are you starting? How do we follow along? I am in DIRE need of this. My 6yo never whined, never was sassy or defiant….not until i gave birth to our littlest one a year ago. And it is escalating and mounting. He is laying down rails of bad habits and I am finding myself not being patient anymore….not being empathetic at all. I feel like our relationship is getting wrecked. I need help.
Dee — Six years can be a challenging age; I probably get more mail about four and six year olds than any other ages. Please,please go to the header on this blog labeled “Development”, click on it and then click on “six year old” — many articles related specifically to the six year old and parenting will come up.
ALso, there are two articles about adding a second child to your family that might be helpful: https://theparentingpassageway.com/2010/07/27/even-more-about-transitioning-the-only-child-to-older-sibling/
Blessings,hang in there, be easy on yourself!
Dee — Essentially, we go through the book chapter by chapter, and you obtain the book from your local library or Amazon and read along too…
You can see the past book studies we have done under that header on this blog.
What are the topics the book talks about?
Rene — Essential parenting attitudes, no cry discipline parenting skills and tools, staying calm and avoiding anger, and then specific solutions for specific problems.
Hope that helps,