The essence of the Setting Limits Program is captured in the term, “balanced approach.” Some approaches to child discipline are firm, but not respectful to children. Other approaches are respectful, but not firm. Still others flip-flop back-and-forth between the two extremes. None of the extremes provide the clarity, firmness, or respect children need to learn our rules, respect adult authority, or make positive choices about their behavior. All of these approaches lead to testing and power struggles.
The mission of the Setting Limits Program is to provide parents, teachers, and all guidance providers with the tools they need to balance firmness with respect and get the cooperation they expect from children without all the testing and power struggles. The methods are proven, research-based, easy-to-use, and work with children of all ages and temperaments.