Our children misbehave. They act juvenile. They scream, yell, tantrum and sometimes even, heaven forbid, steal. They fail their classes, bully others, even, say a choice curse or two. What do we typically do in response?
It’s been said that the only things we really “learn” are the things we learn for ourselves. It’s when we learn something for ourselves that it becomes intrinsic to us.
Yet another act of mass violence in one of America’s schools hit the headlines this morning. This time it’s not a shooting, but some 20 high school students stabbed with a knife.
A school that bans the rules? Yes, that is exactly what a school in New Zealand recently did.
In 2010, a California couple were charged with both torture of one of their children and murder of the other — crimes committed during a “discipline session”.