For years the pendulum of home discipline has been swinging wildly. One generation believed "to spare the rod and spoil the child" was the sole guide in rearing children. The next generation, hoping to erase the mistakes of the first, took up the "door-mat" philosophy of letting Junior have his own way.
Jones, Alma H.
"The Road Ahead in Child Discipline,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol4/iss8/6