Article Series

Authority-Based Parenting vs. Power-Based Parenting

What sets authority-based parenting apart from power-based parenting is not just our behavioral response and actions, but our motivations and attitudes that come along with our corrective responses. This 7 part series explains the significant differences.

“In spite of our determination to avoid repeating the mistakes our parents made with us, we may still be influenced by them.”

“If you want to see changes in the other person, start by looking at your own behaviors and the possibility that yours are actually perpetuating what you dislike in the other. ”

“Holding a grudge when our kids have disappointed us sends the message that our love and acceptance are both conditional and that they must somehow earn back the privilege of being loved again by us.”