The Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think book and DVD can be used independently of each other, but in my opinion it is beneficial to have and use both resources. Why? It was beneficial to me to not only read the information for myself, but also to see Joey and Carla explain the information. It helped cement the ideas of their teaching in my head. Joey walked through a specific situation by role playing with his daughter on the DVD. He pointed out where parents typically start acting from emotions rather than facts and how children will respond to that versus the right way to react to what your child has done and get them to take responsibility for their actions. Seeing this specific visual representation made the concept stick in my mind and I can stop myself from acting from emotions the next time my child misbehaves and react properly to the situation. Watching the DVD after reading the book like I did was a good way to refresh what I read and make sure that I understood their methods. The DVD had a fantastic explanation of the temperaments of children and it really helped me to figure out which of these temperaments are strongest in each of my children. Knowing this helps me handle the situations with each of them in a way best suited to their temperament. There is even a printable study guide on the website that you can print and fill out while you watch the DVD. I will definitely watch the DVD again in the future as a way to refresh my mind with how I should be responding to my kids in an effective manner.
If you are a parent that lectures your kids, then I would recommend reading through this book or watching the DVD or both. I appreciate the wisdom that the Links shared and I definitely want to check out some of their other resources like Dating, Courting & Choosing a Mate...What Works? since we are approaching that age range in our home. You can learn more about Parenting Made Practical and all they have to offer on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can learn more about the Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think book here and the DVD here. You will definitely want to click the banner below to read the reviews from my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew because we got the chance to review many products for this review. I know I definitely want to read the reviews so I know what other resources to add to my reading list.