Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Stop, Think, Engage
Stop, Think, Engage: Rethinking child discipline – methods that
By Dr Anna Martin
Based on more than 10 years at the
coal face, child, adolescent and adult therapist and researcher Dr Anna Martin
brings us Stop, Think, Engage, a humorous and informative book
that pulls together her own professional experience, her PhD research and
numerous national and international studies.
Parenting is challenging and is
probably one of the most important jobs to undertake, yet parents have very
little training and often need to learn as they go. They often question if what
they are doing is right and helpful for their children’s development.
provides parents with evidenced-based discipline methods using step-by-step
guidelines and emphasising key points in a humorous way. They will learn how to
identify ways to communicate effectively with their children and make changes
that work! Parents suggest that there is a lot of conflicting information; this
book provides them with an all-in-one parenting tool to help them understand
why and what to change in their discipline approach.
Anna Martin is a
child, adolescent and adult therapist who also works with families. Anna was
awarded her PhD from the University of Auckland and her Master of Counselling
from Massey University. Her PhD thesis involved undertaking research that
explored the discipline process and the parent/child relationship. Anna also
investigated some of the mainstream discipline methods widely used by parents.
Anna found that the methods often did not provide the parent with the necessary
tools to achieve a productive discipline event outcome, or support the
parent-child relationship. Anna developed two new discipline methods (Awareness
Discipline Method and the Reflective Discipline Method), based on the ‘Stop,
Think, Engage’ format to encourage a new discipline paradigm. These methods
support the bond between the parent and child and help work towards a
productive discipline event outcome.
Engage brings Anna’s
research, professional experience and the international research together in
one easy reference book.
parents with two new discipline methods that work based on the latest research
and real life clinical experience.
presented in a humorous and engaging manner, with limited jargon, which makes
it easy for parents to absorb plus the use of cartoons help emphasise key
written by an experienced clinical practitioner, who researched discipline and
the parent/child relationship for her Masters and PhD theses.
suitable for children of all ages.
Engage On sale November 2017 RRP: $24.95 ISBN: 9780473409623 Published by Child’s Voice Press Distributed by Nationwide Books