The information provided here is based on my opinion. Some may disagree with me on the points brought forth and that is fine. I firmly believe in what I have to provide to you and others. It worked for me as I helped raise four of my own children, as well as the strong influence I have had on many others.
Whether it was a blessing or a curse is hard to distinguish, but, my first marriage ended in divorce after twelve years. The two children from that marriage were at the ages of nine and seven when it happened. They were both raised through their most formative years using the techniques presented here. After re-marrying, I was afforded the opportunity to raise two more children the same way as I had raised the first. Without boasting, and, by simply counting my blessings, I can say with a modest amount of pride that all four of these children have turned out in such a way that any parent would find themselves completely satisfied.
There are no guarantees in this life. Many variables that occur through the years both help and hinder the opportunity to raise good children. You may find yourself fighting an up-hill battle due to certain circumstances that enter into your life. On the other hand, you may find yourself sailing along, raising your children with all of the help and support of everyone and everything in your surroundings. Most of you reading these pages will find yourselves somewhere in-between.
What about physical punishment?
Physical punishment is punishment applied to the body. I believe in physical punishment, but, applied with an equal amount of love. Many of today's parents are afraid to use this type of punishment for fear of the loss of their children to the child protective agencies. So, instead of using physical punishment, they more often resort to some sort of mental or psychological punishment. If you read nothing else, be sure to read my complete thoughts on how to lovingly apply physical punishment.
Please don't waste your time sending email telling me you disagree with my ideas. You have more important things to do and so do I.