Parenting Advice – Talk To Your Children Like Equals

In my previous post I talked about making threats to your children and why it doesn’t work. In this post we’ll talk about my preferred method of parenting — persuasion. Persuasion requires you to communicate with your children for the purpose of influencing their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Through communication as equals they will learn…

Parenting Advice – Should I Threaten My Child To Get Them To Behave

In my previous post I talked about physical discipline and why I’m against it. In this post we’re going to talk about coercion. Coercion is the use of threats to get someone to comply. Here are some examples: “If you don’t get in that shower right now I will give you a spanking.” “If you…

Parenting Advice – Should I Spank Or Hit My Child?

This is part 2 of 4 on the best way to discipline your child. In my previous post I talked about being disciplined as a kid. I also mentioned the three parenting strategies I have tried. This post is about my first strategy — physical discipline. As a kid I took my fair share of…

Parenting Advice – What’s The Best Way To Discipline Your Child

Spankings were the way to discipline children when I was a kid. No one complained about child abuse and spankings were something you “earned” and “deserved”. Belts, wooden spoons, and spatulas were completely fair game. When I was 9 years old I said something cocky to one of my parents friends — he grabbed me,…