By Stanton Peele
Bargains a good if unorthodox procedure designed to assist mom and dad take goal on the challenge of habit by means of explaining how one can impart the basic abilities and values that may defend young ones and hold experimentation from changing into a extra risky dependency.
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The personality he must form to live on this plane has been drawn around him as a flexible structure depicting the choices he has made and things he has learned from his experiences which, in turn, enable him to fulfill his needs and function in the world. I refer to this personal style of coping or personality self as the child's fulfiller or ego. matured "butterfly" within. Yet, unless you believe that the precoded beauty of a mature being is already in place and on the way, you become mistrustful of its existence and impatient for it to appear as quickly as possible.
Thus, protecting your child's spirit by avoiding discipline actually backfires, whereas his spirit is strengthened, rather than broken, by normal levels of structure. The Desire for Democratic Discipline. Some of you believe so strongly in democratic discipline that you offer your child extensive freedoms and an equal voice before he has learned to behave in a civilized manner or accept responsibility for his decisions. You make repeated requests that he voluntarily agree to your rules and constantly invite his cooperation.
The Loving Component: A Model for Gentleness One of my children's favorite adventures when they were little was to visit an assembly of pigeons that gathered daily on a big, open lawn at the Honolulu Zoo. Thus, before a trip to the zoo, they would carefully put together a large bag of bread in anticipation of feeding these feathered friends. Yet upon arriving, whenever they got excited and ran stomping and screaming at the pigeons, the frightened birds would fly away, and my toddlers were left on an empty lawn with a bag full of bread.
Addiction Proof Your Child: A Realistic Approach to Preventing Drug, Alcohol, and Other Dependencies by Stanton Peele