"While I would not say that a leader could lead ANY follower who did not know what you are doing, I do agree that it can sometimes be possible. A lot of it (from what I have found) depends on how much the follower will actually follow. I…"
For those of us honest-to-goodness gentlemen who know better. There are few things more manly than leading your lady to the ballroom floor, wearing your best wingtip dance shoes, and leading her in a good old fashioned jive.
"Again, agreed. I discovered by trial and error, but I also found that it helps to have the consequences laid out ahead of time so you could point and go "I told you what would happen if you did XXX, so here's the consequences."
"Never really had a problem with co-sleeping. Although there were times when I'd come home form an evening shift and find both kids asleep with Mom. (It's amazing how much bed a three year old can take up!) both my kids were…"
"Yes, everything I ever taught in Child Development and discipline courses included that the adult must be consistent and not give meaningless threats of consequences.
Another overarching principal I taught is that discipline must be conscious and…"
"Sounds typical of a lot of what I experience when I work with kids today. They are so used to sitting and playing video games or whatever, that they dont adjust well to physical labor/exertion.
With my son I never really let him get started with…"
"We found an innovative solution. I told him if we go on the hike, there would be no complaining ... except by my right hand, who is a character in a lot of our play time (sort of a puppet, but I don't bother with a physical puppet), and…"