Ten Tips to Prevent "Discipline Deficit Disorder"

  1. Learn how to set limits and say no.
  2. Support, don't rescue.
  3. Encourage, don't coddle.
  4. Get kids what they need but not everything they want.
  5. Back up teachers and schools.
  6. Take charge of media.
  7. Have clear and high expectations.
  8. Expect kids to do chores.
  9. Set and enforce clear limits and consequences.
  10. Expect kids to volunteer and help others.