Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays - March 4

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Most parents find themselves in an endless system of bartering with their children. I call it the "prisoner-warden" approach to parenting, in which the warden is required to closely monitor the child's actions. The child, in the role of prisoner, does something right or wrong. The parent, acting the part of the warden, swoops in to dish out either a reward or a punishment. The prisoner soon becomes dependent on the warden's control to regulate their behavior.

~ Page 2 from Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work...And What Will by Shefali Tsabary, PhD


  1. Too late for me too, both my children are grown-ups now. Whenever I read child-rearing books I'd take a couple of ideas which were a good fit to my style of parenting which seems to have worked although maybe more luck than judgement ;-)

  2. Such a strange analogy!