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Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
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Sunday February 26th 2017

‘Behavior’ Archives

Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

No sooner do I get done applauding a parent for creatively addressing her son's failing grades and general lack of concern for getting an education; I read about a teacher who called out students on her personal blog and was suspended for it. The reasoning against doing both of those things is the sake of a child's self-esteem according to the [...]

Spanking: Effective Discipline

Spanking: Effective Discipline

Smack in the middle of the "why are kids violent" issue is spanking. The groups against spanking want you to believe that spanking teaches violence. I happen to disagree and you can see why here at We Don't Teach Kids Violence. Do away with the theories and just look at the facts and you will see that babies are inherently violent and display [...]

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

I wrote an article not long past that spanking doesn't create violence and showed that the results are pretty much consistent with that conclusion.  People disagree and that is their right to disagree.  They present arguments that spanking does create violence and the reason we are seeing an increase in violence has nothing to do with not [...]

They Made Me Yell At Them

They Made Me Yell At Them

Yesterday was the kind of day that made me feel like I have completely and totally failed at being a parent.  I know people will say kids are kids and not to stress it but I am stressing it.  Yesterday, I don't know who was in my house and in my kitchen but it wasn't my children.  It is like aliens took over their bodies, minds and souls. To [...]

Response To Spanking

Response To Spanking

I wrote the post Spanking Doesn't Teach Violence - The Proof Is In and the response has been overwhelming.  I should say the private response.  I have gotten tons of emails agreeing with my general point on the issue.  I have also gotten tons that disagree.  Fact is there are many people who agree with spanking as they have seen the results of [...]

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

The proof is in the pudding.  Look at the youth of today and then come back and tell me the kids are less violent today than there were 20 years ago.  You can't do it.  Kids are more violent today.  Kids are now labeled oppositional and defiant instead of just calling them violent.  It isn't the kids fault they have a disorder, boo hoo, cry [...]

Parents in the News – Recently

Parents in the News – Recently

I have been following the news on three parents recently.  It will come as no surprise who the three parents are: A mom from St. Clair Shores, Michigan who drove her teenage son to a 7-11 convenience store to beat up a younger kid.  She not only drove him there, but once there she cheered him on and encouraged the beating.  The other [...]

5 Simple Ways to Get Decent Behavior

There are many ways to make a child behave in the moment but as a parent we should strive for decent behavior the majority of the time rather than great behavior in the moment. These 5 tips will help get your child on a pretty decent routine of having decent behavior for the majority of the time.  If you are consistent in applying these tips, [...]

Why Parents Need to Take Back Control of Their Children

Why Parents Need to Take Back Control of Their Children

I will probably offend a lot of parents with this so I am warning you ahead of time. On the NBC Today show there was an interview with a 13 year old girl, Kayla Mason, about the charges she is facing and being tried as an accomplice in the beating of another child, her best friend, Josie Ratley.  The original story came out March 24 and "the [...]

Bring Back Community Parenting

Bring Back Community Parenting

I have been thinking a lot about the mother in the store the other day and her response when people tried to speak to her about it.  She isn't alone.  There are a good majority of parents, if you commented on how maybe their child was just being bad and needed to be dealt with that would tear your head off.  This mind your own business because [...]

If Your Child Can’t Behave Stop Taking It Out In Public!

If Your Child Can’t Behave Stop Taking It Out In Public!

Today I went to the store to pick up a few things and witnessed a mom yelling at a child who was just destroying the aisle.  Boxes and cans of food littered the floor.  I was shocked that she just stood there yelling at him. It was like a train wreck and several people stopped to watch this child throwing this fit and his mother doing nothing [...]

Time-Outs: Creating one problem to fix another?!?!

I am going to say right off I am against time-outs. I am not saying time-outs aren’t effective; I am just not for them. It is my belief that time outs create additional problems while seemingly solving the immediate problem at hand. Why time outs work on the surface Any parent with a child who has instigated the “time out” as a [...]

Is Yelling the New Spanking?!?!?!

Is Yelling the New Spanking?!?!?!

I came across the New York Times article called “For Some Parents, Shouting is the New Spanking.” I was just amazed at the psychologist and research centers that were quoted in the article. Essentially the article talked about our generation being one that doesn’t spank our children but yells at them instead. According to the [...]

Behavior

As parents one of our jobs is to teach our children about behavior. However, most parents stop at teaching children how to behave properly leaving the job half done. It is not our fault most books on the shelves and what is passed down to us from our parents is mainly about teaching our children to behave properly. Don't be confused there is a [...]