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The Responsive Discipline course is not a cattle chute approach. We are not interested in herding you in one direction to adopt a single strategy or perspective on discipline. The focus here is on making decisions based on alternatives. These alternatives are called tools. Effective discipline means blending intuition and knowledge about a child and the circumstances to shape a flexible response that teaches and strengthens your child's capacity for self-control. The more tools you have, the more effective you can be.
This course should not be viewed as a substitute for professional assistance. If your child has severe or continuing emotional problems, contact your local mental health center for a referral. Some problems require professional help.