I really enjoyed this book, but I was looking for some help with my twin 2 year old girls, and the book is geared for older kids that can reason better, and for teens. I will keep the book and definitely check it out again when my kids are older, and I think it will be really helpful, but right now, not much help, except to know I am not alone, and my kids are normal.
I absolutely love this book. It is packed with lots of great ideas for how to handle various issues with kids. It is a easy read. I really like the toolbox sections which have great practical ideas. I love Lisa's creativity and her humilty. I have had this book for four years now and still refer to it regulalry for advice.
I think this has excellent, simple ideas, and you will probably find yourself saying, "why didnt I think of that"....not only do you get the discpline ideas, but you have scripture to share with your child and what God has to say about it. Excellent book!
I previewed this book from our library, started taking notes, and realized that I wanted to write down so much that I might as well buy the book! Lisa's ideas are Scripture-based and are designed to reach the heart of a child. They are not quick remedies, although she does include some disciplinary measures which would be useful to get a child's attention quickly and memorably. Then there are many ideas for on-going discipline. This would be a solid book to use to create your own "If...then" chart of behaviors and consequences for your children. That way, you don't always have to think of a new correction each time your child demonstrates a negative attitude or action. This book encouraged me to have more fun with my children, to continue to hold them to high, Biblical standards, and to be more consistent in disciplining them. It has helped me to grow in my character so that I can more positively teach my children.