Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book Review: The Well-Behaved Child

I recently read a really good book on discipline and thought I would share. It was "The Well-Behaved Child" by John Rosemond. I liked finding a book that was not only practical, but also a throw-back to the discipline used in the olden days. The one thing that I think I liked the most about this book is that the author doesn't claim that once you read this book your child will never misbehave again. In fact, early in the book, he writes, "No matter how good a parent you are, your child is still capable, on any given day, of doing something despicable, disgusting, and depraved." He goes on later to write, "The hope is that your child will be persuaded never to behave in said fashion again--that he will learn the lesson." Finally, a book about disciplining children that doesn't claim to be the end of all problems! I really liked the practical advice found in this book. Also, Rosemond's humor and sarcasm made the book a pleasure to read.

Anyone else have any discipline books they really like?