By Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
- Release Date: 2016-02-02
- Genre: Parenting
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Heartless and doesn't follow modern evidence-based practices
By Marty McGuy
The primary focus of this book is on keeping control through threats. Who wants their kids to live in a world where they're constantly being threatened at every turn by the people who love them?
Modern research has proven that punishment-focused discipline models are less effective than those that focus on either positive reinforcement or problem-solving. In short, punishment and threats are fraught with side effects, and constantly focusing your kids on what NOT to do is far less effective than focusing on what TO DO.
Find a modern, evidence-based discipline model (for example, look at Alan Kazdin's or Ross Greene's work, depending on your preference) and throw this book in the garbage.