Praise for Discipline Without Damage

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“I hope this book makes it onto every parent’s shortlist. I think it can change the world!”

– Dr. Laura Markham, PhD, founder of AHAparenting.com, and New York Times best-selling author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
“I love this book!”

– Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, Co-author of New York Times Bestselling books The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline
“Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years.”

– Dr. Laura Markham, PhD, founder of AHAparenting.com, and New York Times best-selling author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
“Read this book and discover creative ways to be with your children and respect them for who they are.”

– Vikram Vij, Chef, TV personality and author of Vij’s at Home

“Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years. This book is not about how to get your child to cooperate by using time-outs, consequences, threats, punishments, star charts, praise, or any other discipline approach. In fact, Dr. Lapointe’s genius is in clearly showing how conventional discipline creates children who are needy, demanding, bossy, aggressive and difficult. Unfortunately, the main lesson children learn from our discipline is that our love for them is conditional, contingent on their ability to control their behavior. Luckily, Lapointe has some answers, including helpful recommendations on how parents can step up to be the leaders in their house—what she calls “Hulking Up.” (That idea alone is worth the price of the book.) I hope this book makes it onto every parent’s shortlist. I think it can change the world!Dr. Laura Markham, PhD
Founder of AHAparenting.com, and New York Times best-selling author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids

I love this book! A rare combination of science-based, practical, respectful, and effective discipline. Reinforcing that connection is the key. Discipline without Damage guides us to see behavior issues with new eyes so that we can more effectively respond in ways that are effective, and that build relational and neural connections that promote optimal development, independence, and success.”Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Co-author of New York Times Bestselling books The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD
“In this eloquent book, Dr. Lapointe makes a powerful case for disciplining our children without power struggles, manipulation or control. An insightful guide for all parents!Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD
Author of the New York Times bestselling book The Conscious Parent

“In Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Vanessa Lapointe explores the important question of why we discipline rather than just how. We need to question the notion that the only way to raise happy, capable and caring future adults is to punish children when they don’t behave according to our wishes. In fact, by showing that children really need kindness, fairness and a caring, safe environment, Dr. Lapointe has created a trustworthy resource for parents.”Maggie Dent
Author of 9 Things: A Back-to Basics Guide to Calm, Common-sense, Connected Parenting Birth-8

“Dr. Lapointe has given parents, family members and the professionals who work with them a wonderful gift. Discipline without Damage should be required reading for us all. Written from a deep pool of experience and knowledge, this practical book helps us understand what children need to thrive.”Dana Brynelsen, OBC, LLD
Provincial advisor, Infant Development Program of BC

“This book is a must-read for all parents who know what feels right about disciplining their kids, but are repeatedly advised to do the opposite. Dr. Lapointe combines scientific theory with her wealth of experience working with children, and gives clear examples of how to put it all into practice. Read this book and see the results in your happy, well-adjusted child.”Barbara Fitzgerald M.D.
FRCP(C) Developmental pediatrician, Clinical associate professor, University of British Columbia

“In Discipline without Damage, Dr. Lapointe shows why communication and connection are so important for our children. And why it is especially important for us adults to discipline ourselves so that we don’t go down the path of disconnection in the name of good behavior. Read this book and discover creative ways to be with your children and respect them for who they are.”Vikram Vij
Chef, TV personality and author of Vij’s at Home
Vikram Vij

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