Consistent Discipline Is Good Discipline

Consistent discipline — one of the hardest things for parents to master. Do you have trouble sticking to your guns? You’re not alone. Let’s listen in as two teen girls discuss their parents’ discipline. Overheard in a classroom Two thirteen-year-old girls sat in my empty classroom. School didn’t start for…  Read More

To Discipline You Must Win the Face-Off

Toddler boy looks like being disciplined

The hardest part of discipline is being consistent. See my previous article Consistency in Discipline and my confession in Comments. Teaching Obedience I heard a story about a parent trying to get her eighteen-month-old son to stay off the floor she was mopping. The easiest way to do that would have…  Read More

Consistency in Discipline

broken down fence to portray lack of boundaries in discipline

The room was eerily quiet considering that it held over twenty preteens. The young man facing off against me was tall enough to look me straight in the eye when he declared, “You can’t make me.” My teacher training took over, reminding me that confrontations should never take place in…  Read More

Discipline Needs to Begin Early

German Shepherd puppy being disciplined

Discipline and puppies? Is there a lesson for parents? I spent Christmas in the home of one of my children. A grandson has a new German shepherd nine-week-old puppy. Although most of the duties are handled by my grandson, the entire family pitches in with the training efforts.  My daughter…  Read More