Reviews of Ginott’s Works

Between Parent & Child

***** (highest rating) in Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health (2003, 2000)
John Gottman, arguably the world’s best researcher on relationships and author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, wrote (2003) of the BP&C: “This is the most important book ever written on parenting and the emotional world of children. It is a must that every parent and teacher master the skills taught in these pages. Written by Dr. Haim Ginott, renowned child psychologist-and in my opinion, a true genius--Between Parent and Child goes far beyond telling us how to discipline and control our kids, and explains how to raise children who are not only well behaved, but are also emotionally strong, independent thinkers, and compassionate toward others. Take my advice-buy this book! Read this book! You and your children will be forever grateful."

“The only advice book I read before my twin sons were born…. More than five million copies of the original have been sold since 1965, and I hope at least as many of the new edition will fall into the eager hands of today's parents and grandparents. Dr. Ginott's book taught me something few of us learn in any formal way: how to be an effective parent.”—Jane Brody, The New York Times


"Between Parent and Childis a pioneering guide to emotionally intelligent parenting. I strongly recommend it." — Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence


“This is the most important book ever written on parenting and the emotional world of children. It is a must that every parent and teacher master the skills taught in these pages. Written by Dr. Haim Ginott, renowned child psychologist—and in my opinion, a true genius — Between Parent and Child goes far beyond telling us how to discipline and control our kids, and explains how to raise children who are not only well behaved, but are also emotionally strong, independent thinkers, and compassionate toward others. This newly revised edition is better than ever. Take my advice—buy this book! Read this book! You and your children will be forever grateful.”—Dr. John M. Gottman, author of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child


“There are very few parenting books that teach discipline that is kind and firm rather than punitive . Between Parent and Child is a glorious book that will help parents reach their ultimate goal — children who grow up with a sense of self-worth as well as valuable social and life skills.” — Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., author of the Positive Discipline series


"This revised edition of the classic Between Parent and Child is a useful and practical guide for parents in improving relationships with their children. Full of specific examples for parents to follow, a close reading of this book will improve the level of respect and cooperation between members of the family. I highly recommend it!" — Carolyn Crowder, Ph.D., coauthor of Backtalk and Whining , and author of Eating, Sleeping, and Getting Up

Between Parent and Child is the Bible for raising children. The work still stands as a powerful resource for parents who are determined to be encouragers. Dr. Ginott taught millions to be empathetic parents, and now with this revised edition, millions more will learn the joy of effective parenting." —Dr. Rod Wallace Kennedy, author of The Encouraging Parent


"The revised edition of the groundbreaking Between Parent and Child is even easier to read and understand than the original — parents are given clear techniques and tools that will teach them to be less rigid and judgmental with their children, how to listen to their children with compassion, and most importantly, how to speak with them in the language of caring." —Dr. Ruth Gruber, author of Haven and Inside of Time



“Reading Between Parent and Child was like being gently hugged by a good friend that's been absent for many years. Dr. Haim Ginott's words sparkle with simple and powerful insights about our lives with children. Dr. Alice Ginott and Dr. H. Wallace Goddard have carefully shepherded Between Parent and Child back into the modern world for new generations of parents. It's nice to have a good friend here again.” –Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., editor of The Encyclopedia of Parenting Research and Theory and author of The Peaceful Classroom: 162 Easy Activities to Teach Preschoolers Compassion and Cooperation


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