Dr. Beth Grosshans spent an informative evening with nearly 100 parents from Twin Parks Montessori Schools recently. Parents heard about parenting trends and the growing Imbalance of Family Power (IFP). Parents learned about prevalent parenting styles: pleasers, pushovers, forcers and outliers. As Dr. Grosshans described scenarios of the different parenting styles I saw smiles and nudging between the parents as they recognized themselves or one another in her often humorous remarks.
The most important take away from Dr. Beth Grosshans, besides a copy of her book, “Beyond Time Out: From Chaos To Calm”, was her five steps to raising self-controlled, respectful and cooperative children. Her step by step process is a strategy and not a punishment. It works well for most children and is consistent behavior for families to live and grow in harmony.