Book Reviews for Parents and Early Childhood Educators
DISCIPLINE WITHOUT DAMAGE by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
This is a must-read for parents and Early Childhood Educators. Outstanding and reader friendly, Dr. Lapointe explains her connection-based approach to discipline and how this is connected to brain development. Her approach is respectful and certainly advocates children’s human rights for a quality life. Dr. Lapointe understands the challenges parents face day to day, her advice is insightful and helpful. Dr. Lapointe explains what children need and how to use a connection-based approach, thus enabling parents to meet their children’s needs without damaging their emotional development. The book is designed for parents but Early Childhood Educators will appreciate this valuable book – whether to apply to your workplace or to recommend to parents. Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, thank you for your book.
THE BOY WHO RAISED AS A DOG by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
This is the book I started and within the first two pages started writing notes, and by the second read through, a power point presentation for my staff and my ECE class. A powerful read addressing the worst case realities behind maltreated children’s behaviour. The book explains the trauma and the recovery as well as what happens to a child’s brain when stressed. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz, thank you for your book.