Other adults in our children’s lives — in their extended families, schools and communities – also seem uncomfortable being firm with children who misbehave, fearing it could be unacceptable to the parents.
As noted expert in discipline John Rosemond says, the children haven’t changed, the parents have. There is a “discipline paralysis” around our children that is damaging our families, our society and our culture. Common sense and traditional values are still the answer to child rearing in our technological world. Some of the most popular parenting advice from recent decades has many parents confused about the difference between nurturing and supporting, and setting limits and boundaries.
Children have always deserved parents who are willing to love them, protect them and guide them all the way through from the day they are born until they emancipate. As a parent coach, my goal is to reaffirm in parents the confidence required to discipline their children in an effective way. There is no reason for parents to doubt that their kids can exhibit the kind of behavior that they would expect. I am happy to help parents who seek advice and who think that they need to make some changes — it’s easier than you think!