MAYDAY! Our child is out of control! We have read books concerning “strong-willed
children”, but nothing goes far enough. We’ve tried everything including holding
her door shut, taking away privileges and implementing rewards and consequences.
Nothing seems to work!
Subject: From Combat Zone
I received your book a few weeks ago and started the Token System with my 6 1/2 year
old after reading the book and listening to the tape. It took a few days to sort
out in my mind how it was going to work, and I still wasn't convinced. It was too
easy. Besides, I offered rewards before for good behavior and never had any lasting
Well, I wanted to write you to tell you that in the past few weeks, I have had a
happy, helpful, obedient (mostly) boy on my hands. If the system stops working for
us tomorrow, I will still be pleased with my three weeks worth of "peace"!
Children cannot hold a parent hostage. Review your rules and unify your stronghold.
This is where all the reconnaissance pays off through various charts and samples
with specific how-to-use instruction.