It’s no secret around here that I am a consumer of books on toddler discipline. While I don’t implement every strategy that various books have suggested, they have–by far–made parenting easier for me. These books gave me the tools I needed to develop my own thoughts, ideas and strategies on positive toddler discipline.
As a new mom, I spent a serious amount of time reading and digesting information about baby sleep tips. What I learned helped us guide both are kids into well sleeping babies, who were able to consolidate their sleep from a very early age.
Here are 5 best books on toddler discipline you’ll absolutely love:
1. No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame
“No Bad Kids” is a collection of Janet’s most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more.
“No Bad Kids” provides a ton practical and useful advice parents who are anticipating or experiencing the toddlers years when the limits of patience and love are tested beyond belief.
2. Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
This book helps you find practical solutions for how to avoid the power struggles that often come with mastering sleeping, eating, and potty training, see misbehavior as an opportunity to teach non-punitive discipline—not punishment, instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home by using methods that teach important life skills, employ family and class meetings to tackle behavioral challenges, and much, much more!
3. Say What You See for Parents and Teachers
This quick how-to guide offers practical tips for communicating effectively, setting boundaries like walls and using acknowledgments instead of constant praise. It’s loaded with real-life examples and playful illustrations, teaching you exactly how to “say what you see” to start from where the child is – in the physical world of the here and now…and provide guidance from there.
4. Parenting With Love and Logic
This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character.
Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.
5. The Whole-Brain Child
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. Learn why your child does the things they do–according to science.
A great compliment to this is book is No-Drama Discipline–also written by Dan Siegel.