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Creative Discipline, Connected Family | Transforming Tears, Tantrums and Troubles while Staying Close to Your Children

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Many parents struggle with finding effective ways to manage their children's behavior. Can you discipline without punishing? How do you set limits while maintaining closeness and trust?

Lou Harvey-Zahra, an experienced parenting coach and teacher, has developed a method that really works: creative discipline. Offering new perspectives on children's so-called 'bad behavior', she helps parents solve immediate problems while fostering positive, lifelong family connections.

This book is full of ideas for overcoming everyday issues like fussy eating, bedtime struggles and sibling squabbles. It also offers inspiration for addressing larger concerns, such as lying, anger and bereavement.

With numerous examples, real-life stories and commonly asked questions, this is an encouraging, helpful guide for parenting children from toddler to twelve years old from the author of the bestselling Happy Child, Happy Home.




  • Written by Lou Harvey-Zahra.
  • Published by Floris Books, October 15, 2015.
  • 0.9" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W (1.0 lbs) 272 pages
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'I really like the style of writing from Lou Harvey-Zahra, which is light, sometimes funny, down to earth and full of very practical examples!'
- Kindling Magazine

'Our kindergarten teacher recommended your book. Two days in and the methods are already working. What a relief!'
- Belinda Donaldson (parent)

'At last a discipline book that does not mention time out, rewards and punishments! I have finished the book and enjoyed every page.'
- Caroline Anderson, child psychologist, family therapist and parent

'I heard about your book from my PhD supervisor who thought it so wonderful that she wanted me to have it right from when my baby was born.'
- Lily Brown, parent

'Will lighten the load and enlighten the mind. I recommend Lou's books for every parent's bookshelf.'
- John Allison, Steiner-Waldorf teacher, educational and parenting consultant, parent

'This book is full of insights and common sense advice that seems to have been forgotten in our busy lives, and will be a great resource for even the most creative parents. It is full of clever ideas and easy tips to help you start enjoying and caring for your children in a positive way.'
- Rebecca Landy, parent

'Filled with such pearls of wisdom, I have read it from cover to cover many times. I find that each time I have a challenging situation or I'm asked for advice, one of Lou's pearls easily and quickly jumps to mind! I own two copies so I can always lend one out to parents.'
- Melissa Baker, Steiner-Waldorf early years teacher