Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Heart of Discipline

The California Psychological Association generously asked me to write an article on discipline for their July/August issue of The California Psychologist (CPA Psychologists Doing Exceptional Things). I felt to be true to the way I work best with children and families, I needed to address the importance of the heart. The following article is the result. I invite you to start reading below and click the link at the end of the paragraph to go to the full posted article on my website.

I'd love to hear from you - comments, thoughts, your own personal experiences.

"An enraged mom pulls her son into my office. At her wits end with her 10-year-old’s acting out behavior at school, she demanded to come into his private counseling session without notice. Across town his dad had a different reaction – on his son’s weekend visit, while staying very calm, he put his misbehaving boy over his knee – and whacked him."*

Click here for the rest of the article.