Stop Punishing. It Doesn’t Work.

Punishment often shames and humiliates, produces little more than resentment or fear, and does nothing to model or teach a better way to handle childish problems.

READ! READ! READ! |Reblog

bazaar Kuwait is out for September, and as usual, I have an article in its pages. I say, “as usual” but in fact, there is a little thrill of excitement to see something I wrote in print –┬áreal print – not just online. This month has a little extra groove going because the picture isContinue reading “READ! READ! READ! |Reblog”

The reality of poverty

For a number of years, members of my own family have been “the working poor.” Things are better – or rather, getting better – but still they constantly have to make choices about food, necessities, and budgets. They aren’t homeless, though one adverse life event and that could be the case. These family members workContinue reading “The reality of poverty”

Vindication! | Reblog(s)

Two great posts on the same subject – education and the process of learning. I think they’re great because of positive bias. I happen to think this way, and have banged on this one-string guitar for years. Now hoity-toity peeps have started playing the same┬ásong. I’m going to sing along – I already know theContinue reading “Vindication! | Reblog(s)”