By Rudolph Dreikurs

Plume Books, 1964

If you have ever ‘taken away a privilege’ such as computer time from your child, yet found to your frustration that the problem behavior continues, I recommend this book to you. This classic in parenting literature provides a useful reference to the distinction between punishment (which increases power struggles) and consequences (which helps our children learn from their mistakes and teaches them to become self-responsible). Principles of parenting that are covered in this book, with many useful examples, include encouragement, use of consequences, eliminating criticism, and winning cooperation.

~ Stephen Douglas, 2005