I’m so excited to share the release of The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline, the third book in the Little Hearts Handbook series! The first reviews are in, and The Gentle Parent has already received 5-Star ratings and been called “food for a gentle parent’s soul” and “reassuring, relevant, and relatable for parents with children of all ages.” The Parenting Review shared this about The Gentle Parent:
“Relaxed, Reassuring, Practical ~ Written by L.R.Knost, best-selling, award-winning author of ‘Two Thousand Kisses a Day’ and ‘Whispers Through Time,’ ‘The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline’ shares the simple secrets of a peaceful, happy home in the Three C’s of gentle discipline–Connection, Communication, and Cooperation. In her signature relaxed and poetic style, L.R.Knost gently guides parents through the steps of applying the Three C’s in real-life scenarios from tantrums to defiance to parenting a strong-willed child to healing a broken parent/child relationship. Practical and proven, this newest installment in the Little Hearts Handbook parenting series will be tucked into diaper bags, kept handy on nightstands, and shared with good friends for its research-backed, experience-based, and humor-rich insights, ideas, and inspiration.”
Back cover copy:
Written by best-selling parenting and children’s book author and mother of six, L.R.Knost, ‘The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline’ provides parents with the tools they need to implement the Three C’s of gentle discipline–Connection, Communication, and Cooperation–to create a peaceful home and a healthy parent/child relationship. Presented in bite-sized chapters perfect for busy parents and written in L.R.Knost’s signature conversational style, ‘The Gentle Parent’ is packed with practical suggestions and real-life examples to help parents through the normal ups and downs of gentle discipline on the road to raising a generation of world changers
Toddlers, Tantrums, and Time-Ins, Oh My!
You’re Not the Boss of Me!
Table of Contents
1 The Problem with Punishment
A Gentle Beginning
2 Foundations: Setting the Stage for Discipline
3 Castles in the Air: Building on Trust
4 Safe Surroundings
5 Reasonable Expectations
6 The Three C’s of Gentle Discipline
7 Sandbox Soapbox: Toddler Insights
8 Toddlers, Tantrums, and Time-In’s, Oh my!
9 When Things Get Physical: Hitting, Kicking, Throwing, and Biting
10 Testing the Boundaries
11 Parenting in Public
12 Crying Wolf: Don’t Be an Old Yeller!
13 Toxic Parenting: Spanking, Shaming, Threatening, Manipulating
14 All the ‘Right’ Parenting Moves
A Preschooler with a Plan
15 Hurting Parents, Hurting Children
16 The Gift of a Strong-Willed Child
17 You’re Not the Boss of Me
18 A Place for Me
19 When Children Act Out: Reflecting Our Emotions
20 For Everything There is a Season
Middle Childhood: Becoming Their Own Person
21 Thoughtful Cooperation vs. Thoughtless Compliance
22 The Butterfly Effect
23 The Color of Change
24 Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Parenting a ‘Problem’ Child
25 Raising Problem Solvers
Gentle Parenting: Teens and Beyond
26 Children of Violence
27 The Discipline of Choice
28 Helping Hurting Teens
29 Twelve Life Lessons for Daughters
30 Twelve Life Lessons for Sons
Five Gentle Tools for Handling Lying
Backtalk is Communication – LISTEN
Twelve Steps to Gentle Parenting: Setting Yourself Up for Success
You can check out more reviews here: The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline
**Note: For those outside the US who would like to purchase books by L.R.Knost without Amazon’s high international shipping costs, a limited supply is available directly from the author here.
Also, *FREE!* to download on Kindle (can be downloaded to your computer, iPhone, or iPad) all day on November 1st ~ Gentle Parenting Workshop 1: Getting Started on Your Gentle Journey
L.R.Knost is a best-selling parenting and children’s book author and founder and director of Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, an online resource for gentle parenting education, articles, and research. Books by L.R.Knost include Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages and Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood, the first two books in the Little Hearts Handbook gentle parenting series, as well as her children’s picture books Petey’s Listening Ears and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series available from Amazon and other major retailers.