Well, after all of the conversation about spanking, as a matter of closure, I think it appropriate to follow-up with an emphasis on ‘positive’, ‘non-abusive’ methods of child discipline. The research I’ve done is very general but the recommendations are kinder and gentler than what I received as a child and, eventually, what I’d been [...]
I saw a recent Dr. Drew program that reported testing the effects on the brain of striking children, as in spanking them, etc. The reptilian part of the brain expands and the thinking/inspired part contracts. Whose children did they use in this study?
Child behavior problems were the subject as I watched Dr. Drew‘s show on 2/21/12 . It was on child discipline and corporeal punishment. T’was VERY interesting because he had quite a wide spectrum of guests on the show, professional and otherwise, that spoke from different perspectives. It was a reset button for me because I [...]
“Teenagers have to live into a bad rap”, says Dr. Beth Halpert, ‘Americas’s Teenologist’. She doesn’t buy into all of the negative labeling of teens and she tells them so. All of the information that I am giving here is basically my notes from a webinar she conducted recently. Her book Embracing Defiance is available [...]
A parent pointed out to me that the term ‘parental control’ did not resonate with her. Just curious…How do you feel about this term? Is ‘parental control’ a term you would use? If not, what would you use instead?
Own your parenthood! #1 Tip of 20 Tips for Better Management of Your Teens = ‘Know where they are at all times. Freedom comes at adulthood’. This means keeping tight track of where your little (and not so little) bio-identical replicas are at all times. This is level one, ground floor, foundational! There have been [...]
My ‘voice’ tends to endorse corporeal punishment which is, these days, the ‘third rail’ of child discipline. Use sparingly. While I suppose we can all agree that a lot less of that and a lot more ‘psychological exercise’ in child discipline methods is in order, the tendency IS toward the spanking or the whoopin’, as [...]