Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resiliencequalities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Chris White, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, parent educator, certified life coach, and father. He is the creator and director of Essential Parenting, an organization that supports the psycho-emotional development of children and their parents. His writing has been featured in Pathways to Family Wellness and the PBS series’ This Emotional Life blog. White lives with his two boys, Kai and Bodhi, and the love of his life, Kari, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Foreword writer Christine Carter, PhD, is a happiness expert, sociologist, and the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Carter has helped thousands of people find more joy in their lives through her books, online classes, coaching, and speaking engagements. She teaches happiness classes online throughout the year to a global audience on her website www.christinecarter.com.
Foreword writer Dean Ornish, MD, is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Ornish received his MD from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the author of six books, all national bestsellers, including: Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; Love and Survival; and his most recent book, The Spectrum.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dean Ornish vii
Foreword Christine Carter xi
Part 1 A Discipline We Can Feel Proud Of
1 Why Discipline Matters 13
The Key to a Healthy Mind and a Fulfilling Life
2 How Self-Discipline Develops 23
Growing From Impulses to Judgments to Authenticity
3 Mindfulness 37
Nourishment for Life and Parenting
4 The Mindful Discipline Approach 49
5 Relationship 67
The Source of Nourishment
Part 2 The Five Essential Elements of Mindful Discipline
6 Unconditional Love 85
Preserving Trust and Inherent Value
7 Space 103
Supporting Autonomy, Competence, and Responsibility
8 Mentorship 119
Promoting Healthy Habits, Strong Values, and Emotional Intelligence
9 Healthy Boundaries 137
Encouraging Impulse Control and Adaptability
10 Mis-Takes 157
The Gifts of Compassion, Humility, and Forgiveness
11 The Heart of Maturity 175
How Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Are Grown
12 Epilogue 185
A Discipline and the Brain 189
B The Basics of Attachment 191
C Qualities and Capacities of a Healthy, Self-Disciplined Individual 195
D The Promise and Perils of Praise 197
Suggested Reading 201
Shapiro lives in Mill Valley, CA; White lives in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.