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Secrets of Discipline: 12 Keys for Raising Responsible Children
Millions of parents and teachers are wondering what has happened to discipline in today's world. How did children end up with all the choices and all the power? Now, here is a brand new resource that helps parents and teachers get back on truck.Secrets of Discipline presents the basics of discipline in a clear, easy-to-understand style. Only when children are well-trained ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 1998 by Woodstream Publishing
(first published June 1998)
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Figure I'd better get my ducks in a row. Have a plan. Squirt is still very young, so I'd like to train myself now, before things get really challenging. I have a horror of these kind of books (they contradict each other and have weird theories - well, the Get-Your-Baby-to-Sleep-Like-a-Baby ones, anyway)- however, this one is short and seems common sense. Talk to me in 4 or so years - I'll tell you if it's working.
I had the opportunity to hear the author speak at a school event and appreciated his perspective of discipline. The book is clearly written and easy to read. A foundational idea is the understanding of discipline as the teaching of skills and the training of compliance. Parents need to undertake this important and time consuming role. He nicely outlines the caveats regarding behaviour modification as a paradigm. I especially appreciated the lack of case studies of his own children, my personal p ...more