The most effective type of discipline

David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP Psychologist and Author, explains the four major styles of disciplining children and shares advice for parents on how to make sure that they are effective as possible when using discipline
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The most effective type of discipline

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One thing to keep in mind that discipline doesn't mean butt kicking. It means to teach. That's at the road of it. So, there's 4 styles. Think about the monogrid: warm, cold. strict, lax. The research is resounding and clear. Warm and strict, that's where you want. That is the parenting style that far exceeds the other one's. So, I want to have that weekly relationship with my child. That a lot of warmth coming for that is proportionate and realistic but I also want a set - a chief parenting goal, their ability to do things when they don't feel like it. That's the top psychological muscle for our kids who want to develop. Nothing better predicts success on our culture than our kid's capacity to do things when they don't feel like it or any adult for that matter. And that's what we are doing on discipline. Returning the expand of muscle bit by bit, year by year. So, when they leave for their freshman year, we'll watch them fly to their nest. They're not flying back in a few months because they can't handle it.

David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP Psychologist and Author, explains the four major styles of disciplining children and shares advice for parents on how to make sure that they are effective as possible when using discipline

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

Psychologist & Author

Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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