Acknowledgments – Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids


I want to thank everyone who has ever been a part of my life, because without them I would not be the person I am today. A special thanks to my husband and children who, it goes without saying, are the light of my life.

Thank you to all the parents who have participated in my classes over the last twenty years and urged me to write a book that they could recommend to family and friends around the world. Thank you to all the parents who generously shared their stories to be included as illustration of the concepts in this book.

I would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Alfred Adler, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs, and the entire Adlerian Community. None of this information is my creation. I am only the messenger who has offered her interpretation of their research.

Thank you to the amazing group of individuals who supported this project: Therese Fafard and Nathan Heilman for their never-ending support and the introduction to the Bibliomotion team; everyone at Bibliomotion who has been right there with us, every step of the way; Jamaica Jenkins for her enthusiasm, energy, and her ability to capture my snarky voice in a way that translates on paper; and to my colleague, business partner, and best friend, Jennifer Nault who encouraged and supported me throughout this project.

Finally, thank you to every parent, every child, and every family that is committed to creating healthy, loving relationships.