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Dr. Marvin Marshall is the author of two books, "Discipline Without Stress, Punishments or Rewards: How Teachers and Parents Promote Responsibility & Learning" and "Parenting Without Stress: How to Raise Responsible Kids While Keeping a Life of Your Own."

He has presented in 44 of the United States, in 17 countries, and on 5 continents to parent groups; schools; school districts; universities; local, state, national, and international associations; and government agencies.

Dr. Marshall's proactive and totally noncoercive (but not permissive) discipline, learning, and parenting approach stemmed from his acquiring knowledge about young people as a parent; recreation director and camp counselor; classroom teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; middle school counselor; middle school assistant principal; high school counselor; high school guidance department chair; high school assistant principal of both supervision and control and curriculum and instruction; and as an elementary and high school principal.

He has also been a demonstration teacher, instructional coordinator, athletic coordinator, district director of education, and full-time instructor at California State University, Los Angeles.

He earned his Bachelor's in Language Arts and his Master's in Business Administration at California State University, Los Angeles. His Doctorate in Education was awarded by the University of Southern California.

He is certified with the William Glasser Institute in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory.

His experiences prompted him to develop a system that employs internal motivation-rather than relying on the external motivators of bribes and manipulation or by employing coercion in the form of threats or punishments. A prime reason for the system's success-and the growing number of parents and teachers using his approach-is that internal motivation is significantly more effective in changing behavior than any external approach.

His system is based on the simple fact of life that people can be controlled by others but can be changed only by the actual person. This understanding that individuals can only change themselves is critical to successfully influencing young people to become more responsible-while simultaneously reducing parental stress and empowering parents to have lives of their own.

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