Changing the Face of Success (Part B)

Here again are some aspects of my “out with the old” authoritarian parental paradigm (interesting that they look so great on paper): • A predictable, smooth-running household, run almost exclusively by Rules; • Kids obedient to parental authority; • Quick, decisive action on the part of the parent when kids veer in thinking or action from our desired path for them; • A no-tolerance policy for disrespect, talking back, contention, etc.; • Quick to give punishments and consequences and/or use authoritarian words and tones in an effort to get what we want from our kids (because we want it now).

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