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  • Rue
    Student loses shirt during confrontation with teacher (VIDEO)
    A 15-year-old female student, Sara Rue, was in her Language Arts classroom at Roberts Annex School in a Salem, Oregon, when she lost her sweatshirt after a physical confrontation with her teacher. The girl was trying to leave her class when the...
  • Discipline
    Video of teen being punished for not respecting teacher is raising questions
    Some have called it an example of tough love and effective parenting. Others seeit as child abuse. You can decide for yourself after watching the Facebook video on this page, which has goneviral.In it a teen who failed to show proper respect for...
  • Naomi in her basket
    Parenting struggles: teaching your child discipline
    Do you ever say one thing to your child, and then change your mind? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, its not so good because the child learns that she can manipulate you. On the other hand, its not so bad because it means you...
  • Bucket Fillers
    Fill your child's bucket every day with love, acceptance and pride
    Everything grows from love - confidence, joy, resourcefulness, kindness, compassion, acceptance and peace. You convey brain-boosting love to your children every day in a million ways as you "fill their bucket" just like the bestselling...
  • On the Field - A Devotion
    On the Field - A Devotion
    I Corinthians 9:25-27 (NLT)All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like...
  • Positive parenting incentives instead of Adrian Peterson punishment technique
    Positive parenting incentives instead of Adrian Peterson punishment technique
    There is a great deal of discussion about discouraging and disciplining "bad" behaviors. Most recently the spotlight on discipline has been shining bright on the concept of spanking, due to Adrian Peterson an NFL player who allegedly...
  • Vikings player indicted for child abuse
    Quit calling it spanking, its abuse!
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on the charge of injury to a child Saturday morning. He was booked and released on bail in Montgomery County, Texas. The indictment stems from an incident in May, in which Peterson admits...
  • The origin of rebellion - Part 2
    The origin of rebellion - Part 2
    In a report by KPRC reporter Joel Eisenbaum of Houston, he reports how a local Houston man was a victim of a so-called knockout game. The game involves punching an unsuspecting victim when they are not expecting it and incapacitating them. The...
  • Lollipop 090
    The difference between bribes and rewards
    While there is some controversy over whether rewards should be used as a form of discipline, it is definitely a good idea to know how to use the terms bribe and reward accurately. If you cannot accurately define a word, it becomes quite difficult...
  • Which states ban corporal punishment in schools?
    Which states ban corporal punishment in schools?
    Does your state allow teachers to physically punish school children?The Department of Education estimates that at least 220,000 children in public schools are subjected to corporal punishment every year, including almost 42,000 students with...
  • Keep Calm & Connect
    Back to school with no drama discipline, a whole brain approach
    As children head back to school this week in Miami-Dade County, many parents and teachers will be concerned about discipline issues that arise in the school environment. Discipline issues are a cause of much stress for parents and teachers as well...
  • Dandelion
    Using when-then statements effectively
    Sometimes children do not want to listen, and sometimes they just aren't able to at the moment. Emotions and excitement can elevate to the point that hearing a request is just not possible. To help your child hear the request and understand...
  • Marbles
    Logical consequences: What they are and how to use them
    There is a lot of confusion in the parenting community about logical consequences. Logical consequences are not punishments. They are designed to help not hurt. It is not about making the child pay for what they did. It is not about retribution....
  • Child Playing
    Natural consequences
    Natural consequences seem simple on the surface, but they can be difficult to use properly. One of the hardest parts of using natural consequences is allowing something to play out long enough for the consequence to occur. It can be difficult to...
  • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    Preventing undesired behaviors
    Most discussions about discipline focus on what to do after misbehavior occurs. While that is a great thing to do, prevention can be just as valuable. If you can take steps to prevent undesired behaviors from occurring in the first place,...