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The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears: Foreword by Tim Seldin (Pantley)

The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears: Foreword by Tim Seldin (Pantley) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Pantley
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Review informed combo of guile and philosophy to change the behaviour of your offspring without resorting to grounding them forever.
-- Families, Jan/Feb 2008

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Winner of the Disney’s iParenting Media Award for Best Product

Have the Terrible Twos become the Terrifying Threes, Fearsome Fours, Frightening Fives, and beyond? Elizabeth Pantley, creator of the No-Cry revolution, gives you advice for raising well-behaved children, from ages 2 through 8

In The No-Cry Discipline Solution, parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley shows you how to deal with your child's behavior. Written with warmth but based in practicality, Elizabeth shows you how to deal with childhood's most common behavioral problems:

  • Tantrums
  • Sleep issues
  • Backtalk
  • Hitting, Kicking and Hair Pulling
  • Sibling fights
  • Swearing
  • Dawdling
  • Public misbehavior
  • Whining ... and more!

"Pantley applies succinct solutions to dozens of everyday-problem scenarios--from backtalk to dawdling to lying to sharing to screaming--as guides for readers to fashion their own responses.

Pantley is a loving realist who has managed, mirabile dictu, to give disciplinarianism a good, warm name."


"While many books on discipline theory are interesting and enlightening, parents often struggle finding a way to apply the theories. Pantley’s advice is practical and specific. If ever trapped on a desert island with a bunch of kids, this is among the most useful books you could bring along."

--Tera Schreiber, Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2589 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (16 May 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0010V9VI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Parenting educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents at schools, hospitals, and parent groups around the world. She is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers and magazines world-wide and on hundreds of parent-directed Web sites. She publishes a newsletter which is distributed in schools, doctor's offices and parent programs everywhere.

Elizabeth is the author of several popular parenting books, including the best-selling No-Cry Solution series:
The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution
The No-Cry Discipline Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The No-Cry Potty Training Solution
The No-Cry Nap Solution
Perfect Parenting

Elizabeth and her husband, Robert are the parents of four children. For more information, excerpts, parenting articles, and contests visit the author's website at

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all parents!!! 25 Sep 2007
There are some great insights and ideas in this book that really made me think about how I discipline my children. The section on anger management made me examine whether my impact made the behaviour of my children better or worse. A real eye opener!

There are also some really good tips on how to prevent the public (and private) tantrums and scenes that every parent dreads escalating or even starting in the first place.

I now regularly use the A-Z solutions section at the back of the book for those momements when I need inspiration with my two boys!

Harmony at our house has now been restored!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for every parent! 25 Aug 2009
This book is really a must have for every parent! Its written in clear understandable no nonsense language and has very concreet and gentle solutions for als kinds of problem behaviour!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This book completely altered the way I "disciplined" my kids. I often yelled at them for lack of a better method for discipline. I never worked. The kids would only cry, scream and fight even more, and I felt worse every time this happened.

The book helped me change that. It's often not easy combining three under fives, a full time job and a husband who is out of the country all week, every week. But my girls are amazing. They know the rules, they understand what consequences there are if they don't play by them. We all love the "restaurant rules". In stead of me saying: sit on your chair, use your knive and fork, don't shout, don't mess with your food, ... I just have to remind them to follow the restaurant rules, and they know what I mean. We have different sets of rules for shopping, playtime, eating out, ... and they know them all.

The most amazing proof of how well this book works is when complete strangers give me compliments on how well my girls are behaving. It makes me positively glow with pride.

Thanks for such an amazing book!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Knowledgeable 20 Mar 2011
By Jadey
This book is amazing for attachment parenting who wish to discipline their child in a gentle way. Some of the tips i've taken from this book are working a dream and both my daughter and I are much happier and less frustrated :) Thankyou Elizabeth Pantley and all your test families :)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully empowering book 13 Jun 2012
By EllieG
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First up, I couldn't disagree more with the person who left the 2 star review of this book; it kind of suggests that "time out" is the only solution Elizabeth Pantley is advocating in this book - and actually nothing could be further from the point!

"The No Cry Discipline Solution" is, in my opinion at least, a wonderful book, which empowers parents AND children at the same time. Sounds impossible? I thought so too when I first approached Pantley's work. But I used the No Cry Potty Training Solution for my son - the results were simply beyond my wildest hopes, he sailed thro the process with barely a backward glance - fantastic! So when things started to get a bit too fractious in the house due to my son getting a bad case of "Being 3" (!), I turned to Pantley again. Her suggestions (and all her books are just that, SUGGESTIONS, not "must do's") are gentle, but seriously effective. She makes many different suggestions, and its up to each individual parent to decide which ones will work best to suit theirs and their child's personality, lifestyle, belief systems etc. What I like most about Pantley's work is that its so very human - there are no wrong decisions, because we all get it wrong from time to time. The key, Pantley suggests, is to forgive yourself and your child, begin tomorrow as a new day and try a new approach until you find one that works. I have to say, by making even just a few minor adjustments as suggested by this book, I began noticing results VERY very quickly - better co-operation, fewer tantrums, and much more of the harmonious, loving relationship I want with my son. Just what I hoped for! Yes, there are some days when I just don't *feel* like using all my "No Cry" techniques .. but those days quickly become unbearable and I soon find MYSELF taking a time out to regroup, forgive, and try again! And it works. It just works. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Try it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really useful tool 25 Aug 2010
this book is a really useful tool in the challenge to bring up happy well balanced polite children, I haven't yet sat and read it cover to cover however I frequently refer to as a quick reference, such as looking up how to combat battles at meal times, the advise has helped and we have achieved with my toddler what I have been aiming for. I have also found the language helpful for example rather than sking my son to tidy up or to help me tidy up, I offer to help him for some reason phrasing it like this means he does it!!!! I would recommend this book if you are looking for ideas on how to influence your childs behaviour positivley and want to avoid the tearful battles and arguments which get you no where.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle, guilt free approach to Discipline 15 May 2007
We all want to get discipline "right" but too often feel guilty when it all goes wrong. In The No-Cry Discipline Solution, Elizabeth Pantley goes about removing this guilt and gives parents great tips on disciplining with less heartache and stress for the parent and child. Pantley's books are known for their gentle and child-centered approach, and this one is no different. She shows that understanding children for what they are and having realistic expectations is vital.

I am not sure that I have read another book on discipline where anger in the parent is discussed so openly and honestly. It is something that we would all pretend does not happen, but Pantley brings it out in the open and helps parents deal with this little-talked-about topic.

This book is a valuable tool--easy to read and filled with wonderful, practical examples of dealing with common everyday problems.

--Sally Cameron-Zurich
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good tips
useful book some good tips
Published 4 months ago by cherieessex
5.0 out of 5 stars Every parent should read this!!
Excellent book full of brilliant advice and tips! An excellent nurturing approach to raising your child. Read more
Published 10 months ago by c templeman
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Fabulous No-Cry Book!
I use this book both personally (as a mother) and professionally (as a parent coach). Elizabeth Pantley offers readers easy-to-use tools to address common behavior issues in a... Read more
Published 17 months ago by K LaRosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading for anyone with kids!
I got this when my little guy was tiny, before discipline was even an issue, and I'm so glad I did. It changed the way I thought about parenting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by liljacksmama
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a really excellent series
I am a child psychologist and yet struggle with the same dilemmas everyone does with my own children! Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dr K Hindley
5.0 out of 5 stars so far, so good
I have not finished the book yet, probably have read half, but it's already helping me be a better parent! Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2011 by first-time mom Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. A thoughtful and balanced way to discipline children.
This is an excellent book if you are the type of parent who aims to reduce confrontation with your children whilst still wanting to maintain some kind of order in the parenting... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2010 by K. S. Salisbury
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed that Pantley advocates time-out as punishment
I loved "The No-Cry Sleep Solution" but was disappointed to see that Pantley advocates time-out in this book. Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2009 by Synnøve Solbakken
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