Triplecrown's review of: Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
I enjoyed the practical aspect of this book. These days, I hear a lot of parents trying to reason with their very young children. Toddlers need guidelines and it's great to explain some of the reasons we have the rules we do. However if they do not agree, it does not mean the rules are wrong. I liked the way Dr Leman kept things simple - it's almost like cause and effect. If you do this, the consequence will be ________________. But you have to be able to stick to that. I see parents often trying to inappropriately soften consequences for their young children. This book shows you how allowing your child face the consequences will teach them about life and about right and wrong. I have to say that the temper-tantrum section did not work as well for my son as I had hoped, but that is most likely because I was dealing with a "spirited child" -- everything else was right for our family.