Season 1, Episode 7
Air date November 21, 1984
Written by Michael Jacobs
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Episode guide
"Slumber Party"
"Trick or Treat"

Discipline is the seventh episode of the first season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on November 21, 1984.


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Stan Pembroke comes home expecting Jill to be dressed and ready to go to the Vice President's reception but the Pembroke home has suddenly turned into "Little Crisis Central". Lila and Douglas brought home grades from school that they are not very happy about. Even Charles and Buddy are grumbling about too much homework and too much pressure. Jill feels that she cannot just walk out of the house and leave the children without at least talking about their individual problems, but Stan maintains that he has confidence in Charles. That is why Charles and Douglas have to go to Doug's school and Charles has to face the boy's teacher. A stunned Charles meets an absolutely gorgeous and fashionably dressed young woman, Ms. Susan McCoy. It turns out that she is also very knowledgeable. And during their meeting the other Pembroke children drop in, they are able to benefit from the valuable lesson the teacher is giving them. Ms. McCoy tells them that teachers are mostly trying to teach students discipline and how it helps them later in life. They all realize at the end of their meeting that it was a rewarding afternoon.