Image by antonychammond via Flickr"Kids with brains that make self-regulation difficult or impossible cannot control themselves once they get past a point of no return. I call this point 'the cliff.'
Once they go over the cliff they are incapable of managing the free fall.
The goal, therefore, is to prevent them from going over the cliff in the first place."
- David Walsh, PhD. No: Why Kids - of all Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It. Free Press, Toronto. 2007. pg 207