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 “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.
“Lou's Creative Discipline, Connected Family is 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
“Thank you, Lou. My boys are four and two and your ideas have helped me so much, I can't even begin to tell you, or thank you enough!” —Emma Gilmartin, parent
“Happy Child, Happy Home is my fastest-selling Steiner-Waldorf parenting book ever. I'm sure Creative Discipline, Connected Family will be equally well received. Lou has the wonderful capacity in her lively writing style to engage, reassure and inspire!” —Mirakye McCarty, Epoche Steiner–Waldorf Shop, Australia
“I recommend Lou's books to my new parents. Creative Discipline, Connected Family is a great guide to holding children for their highest good, and understanding children's needs.” —Mara Lupieri, Steiner–Waldorf teacher
Lou Harvey-Zahra grew up and did her teacher training in England. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she has taught in a number of different kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings. She runs conscious parenting workshops and is the author of Happy Child, Happy Home; Creative Discipline, Connected Family; and Through the Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children.