Do you view parenting as largely a fear-based exercise?
Left to their own devices, will children revert to a Lord of the Fliesethos?
Are kids inherently naughty and boorish?
Were you raised by time outs, consequences, spankings, or behavior charts?
Do you believe they’ll be grateful for your firm hand and “tough love” when they grow up?
What if the strict rule-oriented adversarial, “manipulation not friendship” parenting model isn’t quite right for your kids?