Kindness and Firmness: It Works!

Jody McVittle, M.D., MFTJody McVittie received her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1981. She completed her residency in Family Medicine in Modesto, California (1984) and worked as a family doctor until 1996. Her favorite part of being a doctor was working with families and guiding them to find ways that they could work together. She has been teaching parenting more formally since 1995. In 1996, she began collaborating with another educator to explore ways to teach Positive Discipline in the Classroom. Jody and her husband Dan Goodman live in Everett, Washington. They have three children (now 12, 10, and 7). This story about their middle child, Aaron, took place six years ago when they were first trying Positive Discipline.

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