10 Positive Discipline Trainers Recommend Favorite Parenting Books.

10 PD Trainers Image Capitol TI surveyed 9 other Positive Discipline Trainers/Parent Educators around the United States for their recommendations on parenting books. I asked each one to first name a favorite Positive Discipline title and next a favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family of books. Here’s the list of their answers plus a Positive Discipline bonus question and answer from each person. You’ll find my favorites listed as #10.

Marcilie Smith Boyd#1 – Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC9780307345578

Favorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline from A to Z by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott and Stephen Glenn  [Harmony; 3rd Revised ed. edition, 2007]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: The Explosive Child by Ross Greene [Harper Paperbacks; 5 Rev Upd edition, 2014]

Your favorite Positive Discipline tool or principle?explosive-child-5th-ed

“This has got to be “Kids do better when they feel better.” I always like to add that it’s true for adults, too. When we are well-fed, well-rested, well-loved (belonging) and well-respected (significance), it’s sooooo much easier to show up as the parent we want to be.”

About Marcilie Smith Boyle: Marcilie offers life coaching, leadership coaching and parent coaching. Learn more at Marcilie’s website, Working Parenting.

Casey cropped#2 – Casey O’Roarty, M.Ed

PD bookFavorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. [Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition, 2006]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson [Bantam; 1 edition, 2012]

 

WhaTheWholeBrainChild_NYT.cover_smallt the last encouraging thing you said to you child?

“I love you so much”

About Casey O’Roarty: Visit Casey’s Joyful Courage website and facebook page to gain access to podcasts, articles and more.

 

#3 – Saleha Hafiz, M.Ed.

PD PreschoolersFavorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl ESalifrwin and Roslyn Ann Duffy [Harmony; 3 Rev Exp edition, 2007]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish [Scribner; Updated edition, 2012]

What is your favorite way to spend special time with your child?How to Talk

“Reading books is one of my favorite ways of spending special time with my child.”

About Saleha Hariz: For more resources about Positive Discipline and Montessori Education, visit Saleha’s website, Parenting for Tomorrow and her facebook page.

 

#4 – Julietta Skoog, NCSP, MAJulietta cropped

Favorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline The First Three Years by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin and PD 1st 3 YearsRosalyn Duffy [Harmony; Revised, Updated ed. edition, 2015]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson [Bantam, September 23, 2014]

Fill in the blank – You and your child last created a routine chart/schedule for ________.

“We last created a new routine chart for bedtime. I love that with Positive DiscNoDramaDiscipline_NYT.cover_smallipline our family is solution focused. When evenings started derailing and our kids were getting to sleep WAY too late we just re-booted! We took our old routine, made some changes together during a family meeting through brainstorming, wrote up our new one and took time for training. Within two nights and a lot of practice everyone was sleeping better and evenings are running SO smoothly!”

About Julietta Skoog: Learn more about Positive Discipline parenting from Julietta at her website and facebook page.

 

#5 – Debbie Zeichner, LCSW

PD bookFavorite Podebbie-headshotsitive Discipline book: Positive Discipline (the “classic”) by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. [Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition, 2006]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids – How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, by Dr. Laura Markham [TarcherPerigee, 2012]

Your favorite Positive Discipline tool or principle?

Peaceful Parents Happy Kids“My favorite Positive Discipline tool is “connection before correction.” What I love about this tool is that it’s actually grounded in neuroscience. We know that the brain responds to perceived threats such as yelling, lecturing, threatening etc. by shutting down; moving into “fight/flight/freeze” mode. In this mode, no true learning, rational thinking or problem solving can take place. So, when we “connect before we correct,” we help our kids (and their brains!) move from being reactive to receptive. As Jane Nelsen says, “Kids listen AFTER they feel listened to.” When kids feel connected, they have much less need to misbehave.”

About Debbie Zeichner: Debbie offers parent education, parent coaching and more through her website and her facebook page.

 

#6 – Paige Michaelis

Positive Discipline A-Z book by Nelsen, Lott & Glennimg-paige-cropped

Favorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline A to Z by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott and Stephen Glenn  [Harmony; 3rd Revised ed. edition, 2007]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman [Twelve; Reprint edition, 2011]

Fill iNurtureShockn the blank – I’m glad I finally let go of ___________ with my child.

“I’m glad I finally (almost!) let go of over-managing my child’s homework.”

About Paige Michaelis: Paige offers parent coaching and parenting classes. Find out more at her website, 1 Minute Mommy and her facebook page 

 

#7 – Carol Dores

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Favorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. [Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition, 2006]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Discipline without Tears by Dreikurs, Cassel and Ferguson [Plume , 1991]

Fill in the blank – My favorite thing about Positive Time Out is ___________.Discipline without tears

Positive Time Out helps each of us get back to our calm selves. It can be done anywhere. We can then regroup to calmly figure out what happened, and how to solve the problem.”

About Carol Dores: Find out more about Carol on her website and facebook page.

 

#7 – Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW

SarinaFavo9780307345578rite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family:  NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

Favorite way to empower a child? After they do something they didn’t want to or were scared to do- “wow, how did you do that? You were really scared and you did it anywNurtureShockay. What did you tell yourself?” Really helps them acknowledge their accomplishment and draw on it in the future.

About Sarina Behar Natkin: Sarina, teaches Positive Discipline parenting workshops with her colleagues at Grow Parenting in the Seattle, Washington area.

 

 

#8 –  Sahara Pirie

Sahara_03_cropPD bookFavorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. [Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition, 2006]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Whole Brain Child by Dr. Dan J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson [Bantam; 1 edition, 2012]

Favorite line or phrase from Positive Discipline books? “Children make decisions about themselves and how to behave based on how they see TheWholeBrainChild_NYT.cover_smallthemselves in relationship to others and how they think others feel about them.” -Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

About Sahara Pirie: Sahara Pirie lives in Washington State. Discover more about Sahara at her website, Parenting with Heart and Soul and facebook page.

 

#9 – Cheryl Erwin

Jareds Cool Out Spacecheryl_portrait_072011

Favorite Positive Discipline book: Jared’s Cool Out Space by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. and Ashlee Wilkin [Positive Discipline, 2013]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dr. Daniel Siegel [Tarcher, 2014.]

Favorite self care tool? My favorite self-care tools are mindfulness meditation aBrainstormnd yoga, which allow me to stay centered and present whether I’m with family or at work.

About Cheryl Erwin: Cheryl is the author of several books and hosts a weekly radio show, Parenting with Cheryl Erwin. Learn more about Cheryl at her website.

 

#10 – (Me) Kelly Pfeiffer

Kelly Falls Park framedPD bookFavorite Positive Discipline book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. [Ballantine Books; Rev Upd edition, 2006]

Favorite parenting book outside of the Positive Discipline family: Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell [Tarcher, 2004.]

FavParentingFromInside_LGorite Positive Discipline Activity to Teach: Human Bar Graph using questions about Positive Discipline concepts.

About Me: I live in Greenville, SC and offer parent education through the Positive Discipline Parenting in Greenville Meet Up group and through my website, Think It Through Parenting. Want to receive an e-mail each Monday from me? One that offers ideas to practice one new Positive Discipline tool each week? It’s free to sign up.

 

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