Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline

by Becky A Bailey PhD. Harper Collins Publishing, 2001.


This book instructs families in parenting skills to turn turmoil into tranquillity by focusing on building self-control and confidence in both the parent and the child.


7 powers for self-control, 7 basic discipline skills, 7 values for living, 7-week program

Recommended Audience

parents, clergy, early childhood educators, grandparents


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Begin a book club with small groups of parents to encourage them to learn from the principles in the book and from each other, and share the parenting experience together.

About the Contributor

Karen Goley

Karen Goley uses her resource knowledge and relational style to work closely with congregations as a resource consultant and behind the scenes with our robust database of resources and doing project work.  Prior to joining the Center, Karen spent over fifteen years in the human resources field, serving nonprofit and financial services organizations in the Indianapolis area and the suburbs of Chicago.

With faith as her foundation, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a very proud Purdue University alum.  Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Karen put her pride on full display by naming the family pup Mackey- after Purdue basketball’s Mackey Arena.  Boiler Up!

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