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The No-Cry Discipline Solution
Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior without Whining, Tantrums & Tears

book Format Paperback
304 pages
ISBN 0071471596 / 9780071471596

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling
Tantrums, Fussing and Whining
What Triggers Your Anger?
Banish Common Parenting Myths

The No-Cry Discipline Solution questions and answers

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Her No-Cry Sleep Solution brought peace back to bedtime. Her No-Cry Potty-Training Solution delivered bathroom independence to kids everywhere. Now child-rearing expert Elizabeth Pantley focuses her groundbreaking No-Cry formula on one of the biggest parental challenges: Discipline.
The No-Cry Discipline Solution is based on one important fact: Parents know their children best. This book turns discipline into a positive, affirming experience by offering a collection of proven techniques that you can custom-tailor to your child’s unique personality.

“If you are looking for understandable, effective, and nurturing tools to raise good human beings, let this book be your guide.”  ~ from the foreword by Tim Seldin, president of the  Montessori Foundation and chair of the International Montessori Council


“Pantley is a bestselling parenting-educator and a loving realist  who has managed to give disciplinarianism a good, warm name.” ~ Kirkus


“This book is a practical and easy read as well as a handy reference for  parents facing the day-to-day issues of child rearing.” ~ Library Journal


If ever trapped on a desert island with a bunch of kids, this is among the most useful books you could bring along. ~ Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine


Nearly all parents acknowledge that while raising children can be the best and most rewarding job of their lives, discipline is often the most complicated, challenging, and frustrating aspect of parenthood.  But how do parents promote good behavior? How can they be firm without shouting and having their child (or themselves), end up in tears?  And, does discipline really have to be unpleasant to be effective?  In The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill, June 2007), bestselling parenting author and mother of four, Elizabeth Pantley, shows how discipline can be approached in a positive, even fun way, and how to tailor discipline techniques to each child – without the whining, tantrums, and tears.


Tested by hundreds of families worldwide and in every childrearing situation: working families, single & stay-at-home parents, twins and multiples, and children of varying age and temperament, No-Cry Discipline offers thought-provoking advice on the role of parents, ways they can better understand their children, and practical, achievable information that can make life easier.  Pantley includes dozens of ‘real life’ examples and tips from parents worldwide.


Divided into four parts, No-Cry Discipline begins by looking at essential parenting attitudes to build a strong foundation, banishes the discipline myths, and looks at discipline and emotional control.  Pantley also examines everyday discipline challenges, identifies how to solve the real problem, and demonstrates the key No-Cry Discipline parenting skills and tools to stop the whining, tantrums and tears.  The final parts of the book examine the importance of staying calm and avoiding anger for a peaceful home and how to reduce anger-producing situations.


There is also a dedicated, ‘lifesaver’ section on specific solutions for those frustrating everyday problems, including such topics as bathtime, biting, car travel, dawdling, hitting, interrupting, lying, manners, mealtime, sharing, sleeping, screaming, and shouting.


Pantley, who is warmly supportive of parents, believes that discipline is not about a ‘one size fits all’ set of rigid guidelines, nor is it about punishment or tears.  She shows parents that discipline is principally about teaching children the rights and wrongs and helping parents to develop their own effective formula of discipline techniques based on the individual temperament and needs of the child. 


No-Cry Discipline is written for parents of children aged two through eight and features a foreword by Tim Seldin, president, The Montessori Foundation and chair, The International Montessori Council.


Elizabeth Pantley has redefined stress-free parenting with her classic books The No-Cry Sleep Solution, The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers, and The No-Cry Potty Training Solution.  She is the president of Better Beginnings, a parent-education company, mother of four, and the author of eight books for parents that are available in eighteen languages.


The No-Cry Discipline Solution is a definite must-have for all parents and caregivers of young children. If you are looking for understandable, effective, and nurturing tools to raise good human beings, let this book be your guide.
~ From the foreword by Tom Seldin, president of the Montessori Foundation and chair of the International Montessori Council


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