Aim for Clarification in Discipline Problems

You may be familiar with the children’s book, “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” “ by A. Wolf. The book, as the title indicates, explains the story from the viewpoint of the wolf. What does this have to do with discipline?

Understanding that everyone has a point of view can have a significant impact on solving discipline problems. The reason is that by listening to each person’s viewpoint—by wearing someone else’s moccasins—understanding increases and often reveals the reason for the discipline problem.

Reaching clarity is also the key to improving relationships. Optimal relationships—as well as resolving discipline and behavior problems—can often start with clarity because it leads to understanding of the other person’s reference frame.