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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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Duct Tape for the Eyes and Ears: Ignoring the Drama and Mischief Making Is a Solution

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

—Alfred Hitchcock

Parents consistently buy tickets to attend the same bad three-act play.

—Vicki Hoefle

Now that we understand and can accept that we may, in fact, interfere, “do for,” and interact in a variety of less-than-healthy ways with our children, we can look at this next dynamic that causes unnecessary stress and frustration and implement a simple, yet powerful solution for turning things around—or in this case—closing the curtains on the three-act play that unfolds day after day in homes across the country with mom and dad as the audience and their child in the starring role.

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