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The Well-Behaved Child: Discipline That Really Works!

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The Well-Behaved Child by John Rosemond

The Well-Behaved Child

John Rosemond

This book is about how to raise a well-behaved child. Part of the title says discipline that works. Does this book provide the answers? Can it help you raise a well-behaved child? I have read the book and I say it can lay ...
The Well-Behaved Child

John Rosemond

This book is about how to raise a well-behaved child. Part of the title says discipline that works. Does this book provide the answers? Can it help you raise a well-behaved child? I have read the book and I say it can lay the ground work to a well-behaved child. It is geared more toward the 2-12 age range, but if you have an older child, I would implement these rules first and proceed from there. In this book are many tried and true ways to have a well-behaved child. One quote I like from the book is "Children like to misbehave..misbehavior is addictive." The child learns they get a reaction from their parents when they misbehave, but they really want to do better.

This book is about ways to cultivate a well-behaved child. "Punishment is every bit as necessary to raising a well-behaved child as weeding is to growing a successful garden." "A garden cannot weed itself, and children cannot discipline themselves." Parents have to take an active role in the discipline of their children. "Parental yelling is a sign that parents have lost confidence in themselves." This book shows you how to deal effectively with your child and teach them discipline in a loving way. "Effective punishment can only be done out of love."

I like the way this book is set up and the ways John Rosemond shows you how to have a well-behaved child. It is very straightforward and filled with loving and understanding ways to get through to your child and teach them.

posted by mustlovetoread on November 26, 2009

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The Well-Behaved Child

I recently read "The Well-Behaved Child" by John Rosemond. In this book the author covers the 7 fundamentals to effective discipline with the understanding that the parent takes his/her role seriously. Mr Rosemond encourages no-nonsense parenting where children do as ...
I recently read "The Well-Behaved Child" by John Rosemond. In this book the author covers the 7 fundamentals to effective discipline with the understanding that the parent takes his/her role seriously. Mr Rosemond encourages no-nonsense parenting where children do as they are told ad parents are respected.

I really struggled to get through this book. While I believe that children should be disciplined, I do not believe that this is the way to do it. I found the author to be very intolerant of any other parenting methods while bashing other child experts. I tried implementing one or two of his guidelines, but found that it did more damage than good. I have always tried to look to the Father as my example on how to raise my son. I don't feel that there are any Biblical principles outlined in this book. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

posted by leekru on November 20, 2009

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  • Posted February 5, 2010

    Well-Behaved

    I enjoyed and found this book very helpful. As he father of an eighteen month old boy I have quickly learned that raising a "well-behaved child" is quite the endeavor. John Rosemond takes a very practical approach in giving timeless advice to parents. I appreciate his appreciate to principles of discipline and not just case examples. The illustrations provided necessary tools to help implement the principles. The "Question and Answer Section" at he end of the book alone would make the book worth the purchase.

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    Good Resource For parents

    As a parent of one young child, and another on the way, I think it's important to think about discipline practices and what works and what doesn't. There are so many different views on discipline and parenting, and from my experience not only as a parent, but also a teacher of young children, I think it's very important thing is to let children know what the boundaries are, have consequences and be consistent.

    When I was given the opportunity to review the book by Thomas Nelson Publishers, The Well-Behaved Child by John Rosemond, I wasn't sure what I'd think. I know his thinking is a bit different than my own in some ways, but I do agree that for children to learn from their misbehavior there must be a meaningful consequences in place. In some ways his thoughts may be a bit more extreme than my own, but overall, I think he makes a lot of good points, and this could serve as a resource for parents in many different situations.

    It's a book I'd recommend to parents. I think it offers a lot of good information and gives parents something to think about, and may be apply to their own parenting styles as they see appropriate.

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