Forget the traditional child control techniques like rewards, punishment, and time-out. They create distance, and do nothing for your child's creativity or self-worth. With Choice Parenting you can stay emotionally connected with your child while teaching responsibility and limits. Five new behavioral tools allow you to protect the parent-child relationship, the key to resolving difficult behavior problems.
Originally Posted by scubamama
This sounds like an interesting book. Here is an Amazon link and description. Has anyone read it?
Well, I found this other link about the author and the book: http://www.nymetroparents.com/newarticle.cfm?colid=7504
This seems to be a behaviorist means of "using" a child's attachment to get what the parent's needs/wants.
Originally Posted by maya44
Well it does sound interesting. It sounds close to my methods of discipline which involves stating expectations and telling my children what I want from them, but not punishing or rewarding.
I would be interested in how he deals with things like safety issues (for which I will gently physically remove a small child).