A few weeks later, the parents told me that the disrespect had all but completely stopped. Oh, and by the way, their son was getting ready to leave for school in the morning without being harangued. And other problems were showing improvement, too.
“Disciplinary math” may defy the rules of arithmetic, but it works.
Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions on his web site at www.rosemond.com.