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Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids by Vicki Hoefle

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The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Your Thinking Is the Problem

Your own best thinking got you here.

—Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step Program

The problem with any parenting strategy isn’t necessarily the strategy itself, but the thinking a parent applies to implementing the strategy.

—Vicki Hoefle

By now, you understand that feeding the weed, using Band-Aid tactics, doing too much for your kids, and fearing an investment in the relationship has you going round and round in a parenting cul-de-sac. You’ve discovered that, even though you know you aren’t going anywhere, you stay with your foot on the pedal, driving by the same scenario over and over and over again, scratching your head and wondering what to do. And once you’re at the ...

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