Item description for Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline by Lisa Whelchel & Stormie Omartian...
Overview The author draws on her own family's experiences to instruct others in the fine of "correcting" a wayward child, offering plentiful techniques and loads of encouragement for concerned parents.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.03" Weight: 1.31 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1561799017 ISBN13 9781561799015 UPC 700001009018
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More About Lisa Whelchel & Stormie Omartian
Lisa Whelchel, whose first appearance on The New Mickey Mouse Club launched her busy acting career, is best known for her role as Blair on the perennial hit TV show The Facts of Life. Now a busy homeschooling mother, speaker, and pastor's wife, she is the author of Creative Correction, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me) and The ADVENTure of Christmas. Lisa and her husband, Steve Cauble, live in Texas with their three children, Tucker, Haven, and Clancy.
Lisa Whelchel currently resides in Dallas Lantana, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Creative Correction (Focus on the Family Book)?
Sick & trying to be Cute Nov 11, 2008
I can't believe this book or the author! HOPEFULLY MY REVIEW DOES NOT GET DELETED BY this site AS MOST OF THE 1 STAR REVIEWS HAVE, EVEN THE PSYCHOLOGISTS REVIEWS. This woman claims to be an actor, but is actually just savage! I can't even begin to say what she is doing to children by telling parents to do these things to children. If you were to purchase this book, take it as entertainment purposes only, because that has to be what she was writing it for. She has no background in any parenting as far as I can see, and if you look at the cover, it looks like a scrapbooking book. In fact, the headlines in it look like that as well. The fonts as well look like someone that would write a scrapbooking manual. Toolbox. Creative Correction. Ect. I do have to say, The most creative thing about it, is the font. Other than that, there isn't anything creative about the book. I gave it a one star because that was the lowest this site allows, but in truth, I give it a TENTH of a Star. In this book the author actually admits that spanking her children does NOT work, saying that it did NOT work on her son, but still she abuses her children frequently. She hides to do it. When she is in public she does it in elevators and such because she does not want to be reported to the authorathies. She actually even hits her children on the palms of the hands and other places. It is appalling that this woman has not yet been caught by the authorities. However because she hides it this may be why. She leaves her half full groceries in the store for the grocer to put away for her when her children act up and leaves. I think this is beyond rude! She says that it would be ok to fill a boys room with manure! HUH? She gives them ridiculous requests, like "walk backwards", "touch your toes", etc, and then "loves to throw in a curve like you may not go to the bathroom." This is unbelievable. Not letting your child go to the bathroom? And she also claims to bribe her children as well. Talk to any child psychiatrist or psychologist and they will tell you to stay away from his practice because it is a really poor way to deal with children. Even worse she bribes them with FOOD. Even worse in this society where children have so many eating disorders. All I can say is, Please, Please, as I said before, stay completely away from this book, unless you are using it for a research paper against corporal punishment, or unless you are using it as some sort of sick entertainment purpose.
reviews can be misleading: Give this book a chance Oct 31, 2008
I read several reviews of this book and the comments people made. One of the things about this book that makes it different is that in the most recent edition Lisa Whelchel includes a chapter on young toddlers. I can honestly say that there isn't much out there to help parents with little, little ones. When I read this two years ago, it was encouraging to me. It encouraged me to think creatively--whether I chose to use Lisa's ideas or ones I came up with myself.
One thing I want to note most is the need for grace in these reviews. I heard Lisa speak last year and I asked a question from the audience about what she recommended for strong willed children--and whether she felt any of hers are strong willed. I can't honestly remember her exact response, but what I do remember is that her words were filled with grace and love for her children. She had a good solid perspective of her children--rather than one tinted by rose colored glasses, yet she loved them with all her heart. When I read her book, I felt that what she recommends is couched in the grace that comes from her heart--that discipline is never a one size fits all kind of thing.
Lisa Welchel Book Oct 21, 2008
Was received in a timely manner & in new condition as advertised; the recipient of the gift was pleased.
If you like James Dobson.. Oct 9, 2008
I was going to buy the book and then I read the first 3 reviews and ended up not buying it!! Big mistake! I checked it out from our church library and I absolutely LOVED it! It really encouraged me to use more Scripture with my kids when disciplining and to use more creative responses that correlate more with the heart issue/behavior than with a response that I would use no matter what. I now highly reccomend the book to my friends that need some help with discipine. I think it is right up there with Dr. Dobson's books.
Save Yourself and Your Kids From This Awful Book Sep 20, 2008
This book gets great reviews from sick people, I will give it that. The 4 and 5 star reviews I read are from the exact sort of sadistic parent that Ms. Wechel is, so obviously they would love the book. I'm a mother of 4 children and know very well the common pain points of raising multiples, but I would never, in a gazillion years, resort to the type of sadistic abusive behavior this author, and celebrity, instills upon her children. I also do not sway to the opposite extreme of letting my children have zero boundaries.........but I have found that by simply treating my children with respect and basic human compassion helps a lot. both them and myself. They respect me as the 'adult' who is trying to guide them in life, but I also consider myself someone who learns from them. I listen to them, I respect them, I learn from them, we learn together. Giving hugs and cuddles and kisses and letting them know you love them no matter what is all the advise you need. Dealing with the moments of absolute-screaming to 'quiet down! I can't think!'.....well.....the moments happen. it's just all normal and if you put more focus on just being a family who loves each other (not some authoritarian who controls the little people).....you and your children benefit. it should not be about 'You' and 'Them'...it's about the collective family working it out. Spend more time telling your children, when they wine or cry a tantrum....to 'Use Your Words' and 'Let's Work it Out'.....acknowledge their feelings. If they can't sleep, realize it happens to all of us. Explain that to them. Give them some advice on what to do when you can't sleep. Encourage them to come up with their own solutions. Three of my children are ages 5 and under......and I feel blessed at how incredibly smart and creative and imaginative they are........and I'm so often told how impressed others are at how well behaved they are. I swear to people that they are naturally behaved! I don't punish or hit or abuse them. or bribe them! (though I sheepishly admit I think I cop-out sometimes to bribe them to finish a meal so they can enjoy a tasty treat....but I KNOW that is MY weakness point at that time of the day to cop-out, so I'm working on it to just say 'yum, yum, you need to eat the nutritious food because < and then I tell them what the various food groups benefit them and in which way>). If you have smart kids then feed their intelligence. Silly ignorant people will buy this book written by a silly ignorant person.....I'm honestly surprised this actress is not in jail for some of the abuse she instills upon her children. It's sickening.