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Play to your strengths, always.
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Good-bye spanking, hello time-outs.
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No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.
The complex nature of parenting together is a universal experience.
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Defence attorneys argued the allegations were fabricated by judgmental passengers who didn't like how Watanabe looked and dressed her child.
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To spank, or not to spank? That is the question.
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Parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers alternative discipline methods to the nagging, yelling and spanking cycle.
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While spanking was a common form of disciplining kids for years, the tactic is now banned in 43 countries.
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Alyson Schafer takes a look at modern parenting, revealing what we're doing wrong.
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"Hitting another person is an act of aggression and violence. Period. We can’t be ageists."
Adults and children alike need to practice self-regulation.
Chloe wouldn’t clean up her toys after dinner so her mother, who knew better than to yell or spank, tried to use positive discipline and gave her a consequence instead: “You didn’t do what you were to...
I’m calling the growing parenting trend of publicly shaming children on social media “digi-punishment.” Some recent examples that went viral are the dad who berated his daughter’s behaviour and then u...
We need to take a serious look at the sticker chart systems that have taken hold in this country. Just because they are mainstream doesn’t mean they are sound child guidance practices. Even if recomme...
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Coming up with effective discipline tactics is not an easy task. After repeat offenses by our kids, we often wonder if anything is sinking in and start looking for new ideas! Help is here. Recently, R...
Treating babies like adults makes them, in a sense, your equal, which is where I think the theory loses the last of its credibility. In order to raise them, guide them, and (gasp) discipline them, there has to be a clear line of who is really in charge. And if they're not clear on that as infants, good luck when they get older.
When it comes to discipline, many parents have taken a large step backwards, and technology is to blame. In this day and age of smart phone journalism, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook shares, parents have become wary and hesitant of punishing their children in case their actions at any moment are recorded and uploaded to a willing audience in a matter of seconds.
My boys were keeping score over everything and it drove me crazy. I was officially on strike. This meant I would be doing nothing. If they wanted food, they would have to prepare it, if they needed clean clothes, they would have to wash them. If they needed something at the store, they would have to walk to the store to get it. They would put themselves to bed. There would be no fun outings until the strike was over.
I've always believed in the parenting principle of finding out what your kids like the most... and then taking it away from them as a form of punishment. Which is why I love parenting in this digital age. Don't want to clean up your room? No Facebook for you
MONTREAL - Spanking, yelling at, or shaking children could tend to make them more aggressive toward others, a review of 20 years of studies into physical punishment says.Researchers say in an article...