How We Are Crippling Our Children with Discipline

By Dr Thomas Gordon

Originally published in The Journal of Education, 1981

Thomas Gordon's explanation of how reliance on Parental Power, punishment and rewards is damaging to the parent/child relationship.

Parents are willing to sacrifice that relationship in the belief there is no better alternative, so Thomas Gordon created one:- 'Parent Effectiveness Training.

This was obviously written some time ago, and in response to the prevailing American cultural climate. Attitudes and behaviours have moved on, but this article still contains valuable insights, and food for thought.