A Children's Book about Disobeying Author:Joy Berry INSIDE COVER SAYS: — "Because I told you so!" is in most cases, an insufficient motivation for children to obey their parents. Like adults, children want and need to know the rationale behind requests they are expected to fulfill. — The purpose of this book is to help children understand the basis for parental authority. In addition, it explain... more »s the importance of being obedient and tells children how to rectify situations in which they have disobeyed.
Reading and discussing this book with your child will motivate him or her to choose obedience over disobedience. It should also decrease your need to be the disciplinarian and will give your more time to be the loving, supportive parent you want to be.
Most disobedience can be avoided by making sure children know exactly what is expected of them. Disobedience can also be avoided by involving children in the formulation of the rules and regulations. for which they are responsible. children, like adults, are more willing to comply with self-imposed guidelines rather than ones that are externally imposed. Therefore, any time invested in making your child's good behavior a team effort will result in less time spent on discipline and punishment.« less