Esquire Magazine has a great article on parenting technique -Positive Discipline and How Obama runs the country, written by Tom Junod http://tinyurl.com/y9dsvhj
I wrote the follow response to Tom:
Tom, I absolutely loved reading your article. Had to laugh out loud at times. Your comparisons to Obama and Positive Discipline are brilliant. Now I know why I like Obama so much. Of course I'm very curious to know the name of your Positive Discipline instructor.
One other thing concerns me. Years ago I should have trademarked Positive Discipline. When I tried, a company in Texas (Walk the Talk) that does trainings for corporations had already trademarked the name. They gave me permission to use it for parenting--a good thing since I had already published several Positive Discipline books by then. The problem is that they did not enforce their trademark and now there are a gazillion parenting programs that use the Positive Discipline name--and many are based on Behaviorism (punishment and reward). You have provided a lot of publicity for Positive Discipline. I just hope people find the right one. :-)
In any case, it is a pleasure to be associated with such an "enlightened" article. I would love to meet you some day.
Most sincerely, Jane