Every parent struggles with discipline issues at times. And what parent hasn’t had the thought or feeling of “I hate being the bad guy!” The reasons for the struggle run the gamut from incorrect consequences chosen, consequences applied incorrectly, lack of understanding the goal of discipline (i.e. equating it to punishment) to just not understanding the child they are trying to discipline. This is where Ray W. Lincoln and his approach to discipline enters to save the day! He begins by defining discipline and its goals. From there he provides the basis for understanding the child the parent is trying to discipline and then provides a method that teaches the child to make the right choice and removes the parent from the role of “the bad guy.” Then he provides often overlooked additional insights to support the parent’s full understanding of situations that regularly occur and help him or her to choose the appropriate actions and consequences. Every parent will be thankful for this brief but valuable course because most discipline methods attempt to create a one-size-fits-all answer. There is no such thing, because children come in an infinite variety. Solid principles are what are needed and they are found here.
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