I found it really interesting and have been surprised how well the concepts work when i'm with my niece who responds really well when i use them as opposed to more consequence based behavior on my part
Well yes, Aurora,
What needs to take the place of outdated ideas like spanking in school, or at home is progressive discipline.
Each problem of behavior is a cry-out from the child. Parents and schools both need to partner in this, as I find the cooperation is vital.
Methods, goals, concepts are all positive in helping kids and giving them a "someting great is next" kind of life.
(I am not sure how long some of the posters here are going to beat the drum about spanking. No one is advocating it. I am definitely saying the present system is in serious trouble, with drugs, spanking, neglect, and all.)
The psychologists can make all the acronyms they want, the fact is this problem needs parent attention, school system improvements and much less placebo driven drug solutions which stagnate a child's development, fail the system, and the family.
Innovative and creative thinking is needed, mostly because each child is unique. No "one size fits all solution" like spanking or drugs will work.
To those who doubt my involvement, I am raising my son, now 17, with diagnosed autism.
So for this who have been badgering me over the "spanky" thing.
Get a life!