- "Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices."
- 4 principles: 1) shared control- parents gain control by giving away the control they don't need. 2) shared thinking and decision making- parents provide opportunities for children to do the greatest amount of thinking and decision-making. 3) equal shares of consequences and empathy- an absence of parental anger causes a child to think and learn from his or her mistakes. 4) maintaining a child's self concept- improved self-concept leads to improved behavior and improved achievement.
Most of you know most of this and so do I, but it helps me to write it and read it to remember some basic principles.