The Respectful Parent

A Manual for Moms and Dads

Dr. James A. Deutch



The most important job one will ever have is being a parent. Parents usually raise their children the way they were parented, no matter how good or bad their experience. People laugh when they say, “Babies don’t come with an instruction manual.” The Respectful Parent may be the closest book to that much-needed manual.

Spanking may work on one’s child in the immediate situation, but scientific research shows that in the long term, it has many negative and sometimes catastrophic side effects. This book teaches how to use positive and democratic ways to nurture children. These ideas are based on the commonsensical philosophy of Drs. Alfred Adler and Rudolph Dreikurs.