Great article, seems like no brainers but sometimes I need reminders of these. I love Dr. Ray Guarendi, have read his books and watched his videos...but there are some weeks/months I need to re-watch those videos as reminders. This article reminds me of a nun I taught with many moons ago. She taught 4th grade and her kids were almost perfect in her classroom, they sat and raised their hands when they needed something, said please and thank you and never, ever did you hear too much noise from her classroom. Not sure if her beautiful FULL Carmelite habit and glowing angelic face had to do with it also, but Sister Emmaluz NEVER, EVER raised her voice above a whisper. She taught that way and spoke to the children that way. That impacted me the rest of my life as a teacher then and a mother now. Children immitate what we do to them and teach them by example. Go check this brief article out and come back and share what you think of this...on how to get your kids to listen.