"Discipline Me Right" author Mary Simmons
Mary Simmons wrote "Discipline Me Right,: Tips from Teen for Parents" after five years of asking her senior English classes to write "10 Commandments for Parents." Out of curiosity, she tallied the commandments and found a distinct list:
The Two most important things Mary Simmons thinks parents should know:
1. Kids want discipline (and a lot of them are not getting it).
2. Effective discipline has less to do with changing the kid and everything to do with changing our responses
Parent Creed: "I cannot allow you to do anything that is not in your best interest - or mine."
Remember: It doesn't really matter what you do, as a parent, as long as you are consistent. "I am not going away, and these are the consequences."