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CDC: “All members should follow the family rules”

CDC: “All members should follow the family rules”

We love finding commonality with government agencies, perhaps we are truly entering a golden age!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention files this under parenting “essentials:

  1. Identify the family rules
  2. Explain the rules
  3. Follow the rules
  4. Use consequences for not following the rules

The CDC also recommends “For young children, focus on only two or three of the most important rules at any one time.” What are the two or three rules in your home?… Read the rest

The APA joins in: “No Spanking”!

The APA joins in: “No Spanking”!

Recall that it was just Dec 2018 that the American Academy of Pediatrics finally recommended that parents stop spanking altogether.

Which do you suppose will change next: our culture; or our laws? How many more years until we can confidently call “spanking” by its real name?… Read the rest

Tips from Ross Greene’s “The Explosive Child”

Tips from Ross Greene’s “The Explosive Child”

Your energy can be devoted far more productively to collaborating with your child on solutions to the problems that are causing challenging episodes than in sticking with strategies that may actually have made things worse and haven’t led to durable improvement… You and your child are going to be allies, not adversaries.

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You Own Your Life – The Philosophy of Liberty

You Own Your Life – The Philosophy of Liberty

Using force or fraud to take life is murder. To take liberty is slavery. And to take property is theft… Using government force to impose a vision on others is intellectual sloth and typically results in unintended, perverse consequences. – Ken Schoolland, President of Liberty International… Read the rest