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Backing Off The Kids: "Gentle Discipline"

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Maybe you cringe when you watch other people discipline their kids.  Maybe you cringe thinking about the way you guide your own children. 

Sarah Ockwell-Smith has a few ideas to reduce the cringing.  She is a parenting expert who combines deep research with a gentle approach to kids, as portrayed in her latest book Gentle Disclipline.  The author provides tips to parents for avoiding old, ineffective strategies for parenting. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.