As an educator, I got introduce to Larry Thompson, Responsibility-Centered Discipline, and Give 'em Five two years ago, and it has been absolutely life changing and transformational. I've had the opportunity to compete multiple trainings and I've benefited from direct coaching from Larry. Larry's approach has shifted the "burden" off of my shoulders and it has allowed me to effectively coach and support students and people in any interaction, especially when the nature of the exchange could be challenging. Larry's way of expressing that "there's only 100% of the problem to own" is an absolute truth and an important cornerstone (or roadblock) to building responsible young individuals.
As parents of four beautiful children, following all of the positivity I've experienced with Responsibility-Centered Discipline, when my wife and I learned about the adaptation of these timeless principles to parenting in Larry's parenting book, we immediately ordered the book. I was pleasantly surprised when my wife dove right in and took to the methods so much so that she would challenge me on "what was the benefit and support in that last interaction with our oldest son?" or "do you have any ideas for good "benefits" for our daughter in the conversion we're about to have?" As life-long learners, we have always searched and embraced meaningful and relevant resources and methods for helping our children grow and develop into healthy, balanced, responsible individuals.
What Larry has stumbled upon (in his own humble words) and graciously shares with the world is a heaven-send to educators, parents, and now business leaders everywhere - insightful, practical, and reliable.