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 – real print – not just online. This month has a little extra groove going because the picture isContinue reading “READ! READ! READ! |Reblog”

Ha! I was right. (I knew it)

I can’t possibly not blog about this. Go ahead. Read the article about how children left to play on the playground at recess as they please, win… at nearly everything (despite the occasional broken arm). The Principal at Swanson School has it right.

All Rudeness is NOT Bullying

Bullying is the hot topic these days, and a buzzword guaranteed to get somebody’s dander up when used. Thinking about it this morning, it occurred to me that at the moment, using the word “bully” is tantamount to using the word “gun” while standing in the security line at an airport. Dumb, dumb, dumb. NotContinue reading “All Rudeness is NOT Bullying”