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Consequences & Rewards

On #AdrianPeterson and Parent Training

The Adrian Peterson story has ignited a debate about corporal punishment in our country—particularly around whether it’s ok to use the same methods of physical discipline some of our parents used on us. I’m seeing comments that run from one extreme to the other on social media: “My dad used a switch on me, and I... Read more »

Keeping Quiet

In the day-to-day of parenting, it can be excruciating to keep my mouth shut at times. Since I clearly know what is best, it seems like it is my duty to share that with my lovely children. If I don’t tell them what to do and how to do it, how will they learn? When they... Read more »

Consequences: My Child Doesn’t Seem to Learn from Them

I have a child in my home who does not learn from consequences. He does not seem to see any connection between his actions, the effect it has on himself or others -- or that the same thing happened last time he did it.  You can imagine how frustrating this is. We are working with therapists... Read more »

Why I Hate the Word “Punishment.”

Got kids? Then you must be very familiar with the word PUNISHMENT. "If you come home too late then I will punish you." "If you don't do your homework again then you'll really get punished." "Wait until I tell your father… then you'll definitely get punished." Who on earth came up with this particular linguistic phrase — and why do... Read more »