Early in life, every child needs a "secure base;" later a child needs a "framework" around him/her. Only when s/he feels securely anchored and contained will a child be able to follow rules consistently. How can a parent provide consistency and how can he or she successfully communicate with his or her child around issues of responsibility? What do we know about the different outcomes of democratic, authoritative and authoritarian parenting? Which method of parenting produces the most competent child?
In this talk, Dr. Thompson mixes anecdote and clinical experience with research on outcomes of different parenting styles. He shares a warm-hearted recipe for providing children with an internal foundation for moral behavior.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.