Shame Shame Shame! The Root of Bullying

Shame Shame Shame! The Root of Bullying

There is a new “discipline” fad going around: Your kid does something bad — you post it on the Internet. You put a sign around their neck that defines their “crime” for all the world to see. After all, when they win trophies we do the...
The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

The 3 Most Important Messages for Your Child

What do you imagine your children most want from you? The newest gadget on which to play games? The latest iPhone? New shoes or designer clothes? A trip to Disney World? Tuition for a top university? Sure, these things are always nice. Every kid enjoys getting...
Raising Compassion: The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do

Raising Compassion: The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do

All of us want our children to grow up to be compassionate. We want them to contribute positively to the well-being of others, so that they leave the world a better place than they found it. It’s this desire that causes parents to constantly urge children...
Are Punishments and Consequences Different?

Are Punishments and Consequences Different?

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. We just naturally do what it is we’ve learned, without having to be...
The Shadow of the ‘Normal’ Family

The Shadow of the ‘Normal’ Family

“This is not a dysfunctional family,” the lawyer for 16-year-old Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old boy accused to stabbing 22 people at his high school insists. “They’re like the Brady Bunch. These parents are active with their two...
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