In my most popular presentation — “Parenting with Love and Leadership” — I reveal the secret to proper, effective discipline: to wit, acting like a superior being.
Today’s parents have been seduced by behavior modification theory into believing that effective discipline is all about the proper (consistent) use of the proper consequences. In other words, they believe that effective discipline is a matter of manipulating reward and punishment. Consequences are sometimes necessary, but over-relying on them is certain to backfire. Many parents have already discovered that; they simply don’t realize what it is they’ve discovered.
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