Vanessa LaPointe - Discipline Without Damage
  • ISBN: 978-1928055105
  • Pages: 256
  • Size: 6x9
  • Price: $23.99 / CAD - $15.99 / USD
  • Category: Parenting, Psychology, Self Help


"Discipline Without Damage is one of the best parenting books I have read in years. I think it can change the world!"

- Dr. Laura Markham, PhD, founder of -

"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 -

I love this book! A rare combination of science-based, practical, respectful, and effective discipline."

- Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of New York Times bestselling books The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. -

“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. 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. 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

How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up

by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

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About this book:

When your child is threatening a meltdown in the grocery aisle, is it really possible to keep your cool, correct the behavior, and reinforce healthy development, all at the same time? In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and big people of all kinds will discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need.

About this author:

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a BC-based registered psychologist and the owner and operator of the Wishing Star Development Clinic, who has been supporting families and children for 15 years. A much sought-after public speaker, Dr. Vanessa also consults with various provincial and educational organizations on best practices in child development, and presents workshops to a wide range of professionals and parents and continues to ensure that children have what they need to grow up to their fullest potential. As a mother to two growing children, Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally to view the world through the child’s eyes. keep reading »