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Can discipline feel liberating?

Bonnie Harris
Pediatrics

Absolutely. Once we have confidence in our discipline principles and ways to implement those principles, parenting becomes so much easier than we ever imagined. But finding that confidence is the work. We must adopt policies that feel right internally and not because we feel pressured by family or society. Adopting policies means learning about child development, temperament, children's needs as well as our own baggage that we bring to parenting. Our assumptions and expectations often have more to do with our own past than our child's needs. All this is much necessary work. Once that is done, the rest is easy.

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