Imperial Beach, CA - While families with two working parents are increasingly the norm, what they gain in financial stability they often lose in opportunities to effectively discipline their children and build lifelong family relationships. When you consider the stress on single parents, who now represent 30 percent of American families, the need to appropriately discipline children becomes all the more important.
Judith Bonner is the author of Stress-free Discipline, an authoritative guide to child rearing offering an effective long-term plan for bonding and personal growth.
“I wrote this book because I wanted to reduce the stress in families,” says Bonner. “Stress-free Discipline can be applied to any child in any family. It helps build bonds that can’t be broken.”
According to Bonner, effective parenting can’t be done passively. Stress-free Discipline’s system helps parents develop a child’s life skills to gradually eliminate the potential for poor behavior by encouraging the right behavior. At the same time, consistent consequences for the child's poor choices maintain gentle pressure toward growth.
“People are so overwhelmed and stressed, but there is hope,” says Bonner. “Parenting should be fun. You don’t have to work so hard being a parent you can’t enjoy it. Children will either steal your time through rebellion or they’ll give you their time as a gift.”
Where Stress-Free Discipline helped parents bridge the gap between home and school, Bonner has developed a series of corporate workshops to help parents bridge their own gap between to home and work. Bonner encourages corporations to consider the long-term emotional needs of their employees. Through a proactive program designed to help relieve their employees’ emotional stress, corporations can reduce turnover, improve efficiency and increase productivity.
“Corporations need to be more empathetic toward the people who work for them,” says Bonner. They have to understand these people have lives outside of their job; their job is only a means to an end. It’s certainly difficult for the owner of a company to think in those terms, but happy employees are more productive employees.”
Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Judith Bonner in a six-part interview with Jim Masters on April 9th, April 16th and April 23rd at 5pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on, April 30th, May 7th and May 14th at 5pm EST.
Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Stress-free Discipline, visit http://www.judithbonner.com