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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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INTRODUCTION

Twenty years ago, when I set off on my own parenting adventure, I knew I wanted to create a strong bond with my children, I wanted to be a loving mother, and I wanted to live a balanced, happy life, all while preparing my kids for the real world. I was lucky enough to pick up The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting by Don Dinkmeyer Sr., Gary McKay, and Don Dinkmeyer Jr. before my daughter was even born.

This book introduced me to the work of Dr. Alfred Adler and Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs,

both of whom were influential in helping parents raise children in a respectful, cooperative, and democratic environment. Of all the ideas, concepts, and techniques I was introduced to, what resonated most for me were these ...

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