Anyone who is a parent kws that the job is tough, and the problem of How do I manage my kids? is intensified for parents in our contemporary rush-rush, worry-worry world. When parents don't quite kw what they're doing, they tend to shoot from the hip. This can lead to two opposite, out-of-control parenting styles, neither of which is good for children. Underdog parents whimper; Big Dog parents bite. This guide explains what Underdog parenting is; what Big Dog parenting is; the adult outcomes of these two opposite parenting styles; and the importance of a straightforward, though t easy, parental attitude adjustment.
Thomas W Phelan PhD is a clinical psychologist and lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.