Dale A. Baker, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist - La Jolla
California Psychology License # PSY 9693
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 201, La Jolla, California 92037
Couples - Individuals - Families
Six Universal Laws of Parenting
Respect ~ Children want to please adults. They crave respect. Love, time and attention are the most powerful forms of respect. Give these gifts freely to encourage positive behaviors.
Kindness ~ Children create themselves; they become the way they are treated. Treated with kindness, they become kind. Treat children harshly and you'll live with the results later.
Expectations ~ Children with low expectations of themselves stay in low places. Expect little, get little. Children encouraged to have high expectations often reach great heights.
Family Rules ~ Children need rules. "No" can be a positive word. They lack the experience and impulse-control to curb their behaviors. It is the job of adults to set limits so they can grow safely.
Role Model ~ Children observe everything. They mimic adult behaviors. They become what they see. Positive adults provide a vision of what children might become.
Time ~ Children communicate their true feelings in quiet moments. Gain understanding of children by spending lots of time with them. You'll learn more by listening than talking.