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Getting Kids To Listen

As parents, we are often faced with a child who doesn't want to go to school, or soccer practice, or some other activity they are enrolled in. Usually, our knee-jerk reaction is to trumpet on at them about "commitment!" Thinking we are doing a good job by teaching our children the value of commitment, of sticking [...]

By |2023-04-14T09:48:05-08:00September 26th, 2021|

Eight-Year-Old’s Advice On Discipline

After everything I’ve done to avoid repeating the legacy of physical abuse that runs in my family, my eight-year-old son has just informed me that he would greatly prefer it if I could hit him, please, rather than using penalties (loss of playdates, etc.) as punishment. “Why??” I ask. “Because I like getting hit,” he [...]

By |2018-04-07T21:55:54-08:00December 27th, 2008|
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