Happy families need discipline

A new book is recently been put together by a leading discipline coach and the idea is that it is going to give parents a better idea about how to accurately discipline their child to make sure that they have good behaviour.

Jim Robertson, was previously an American football player, but turned to child discipline after seeing problems in schools. He has been working for many years in order to get kids who are misbehaving back on the path to success.

The new book is called, The Discipline Coach, and it is offering many practical methods that parents can embrace in order to improve the behaviour of young people. The book is being praised as an effective method for both parents and teachers in controlling unruly children.

Jim, and African-American who now lives in the UK, grew up in the tough Bronx neighbourhood of New York where he learnt that discipline, respect, responsibility and preparation were the keys to a better life. It is these attributes he believes teachers should instill in pupils to revitalise disaffected students.

Father-of-four Jim was a successful American Football player before becoming a coach and teacher. His methods in the classroom turn the traditional approach to behaviour management on its head and he describes discipline not as something others do to you to get you to behave nor even as something you do to yourself, but rather as ‘what you do for yourself’.

His approach has made a huge difference to hundreds of children, teachers and parents throughout the UK.

Controversially he argues against parents becoming too friendly with their children and advocates a tough love attitude shift away from society’s obsession with making sure children have it all.

He said: “The common refrain from many parents is ‘I am going to give my kid everything I never had’. They give their children what they want; and Xbox, an iPhone. When I was growing up in the Bronx I didn’t have everything I wanted, but I had everything I needed.

Sometimes I needed slap and I got that, sometimes I needed one of my folks to come into school and shake me up, I got that too. If you give kids stuff, does it make it easier for them? Is it enabling or is disabling? The best thing you can do for a child is to make them self-sufficient, to give them the skills to look after themselves, and those don’t come in the box with an iPad.”

The Discipline Coach is published by Independent Thinking Press at £16.99 and available from Amazon.



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