The Family Connection -  April 2018
How  Come Some Parents Resist Parent Effectiveness Training?

(excerpted from Dr. Thomas Gordon's Teaching Children Self-Discipline, an e-book)

Few professionals would disagree that parents and teachers need first to see some alternatives that really work before they'll give up the idea that kids must be disciplined. And, with few exceptions, they will need some kind of practice before they feel competent enough to use these more effective non-punitive methods and skills. Yet there is still widespread resistance among parents and teachers to the idea of "taking a course" to become more effective at these jobs. The notion of achieving greater parent effectiveness through special training flies in the face of many traditional views about parenthood  ...
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