An Imbalance of Family Power

Many well-intentioned parents over-indulge their children in a misguided attempt to help them feel loved and special. However, daily giving in to children’s whims and wants prevents them from learning to handle frustration and develop self-control, respect, and cooperation. Furthermore, children of pushover parents, who are given too much family power, become anxious, fearful, angry […]

Positive Discipline: Techniques for Promoting Desired Behavior in Children

Many parents equate discipline with the use of corrective measures for misbehavior. However, discipline means “to teach,” and handling problem behavior should comprise a relatively small part of parental discipline. Rather, effective discipline involves the use of positive teaching methods, including your personal example, explanation and guidance, essential structure, and frequent reinforcement of desired behavior […]