Discipline More About School Authorities Than Student Behavior

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Students at South Allegory High School rarely get suspended. Meanwhile, across town at North Allegory High, kids are suspended left and right.
Wow. North clearly has some serious discipline problems. The school ...
Study suggests suspension rates don't accurately reflect discipline problems.

Mom's Spanking Fuels Toddler's Aggression

Dear AdviceMama, I take care of twin 18-month-olds, a boy and girl. The mom has started "disciplining" them with spanks and timeouts. As a result, the girl frowns and hits -- I feel she is acting out what she sees, and trying to process it...
True discipline isn't about punishment; it's about teaching children right from wrong with patience and understanding.

Opinion: Punishing Parents Will Not Stop Beastly Children From Acting Up in School

Punishing parents for their child being late to class is going to accomplish nothing. Credit: Corbis
I scanned the list of names in the Alaska Legislature.
Sure enough. Not one of them went to Tanana Junior High in Fairbanks with me...
We can't punish our way out of our education problems.

'Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs': Author Q&A

Watch Videos Related to This Article Children with special needs need discipline, just like every other kid on the planet. How else are they going to learn about limits and boundaries, right from wrong and the basics of socially acceptable behavio...Book says cchildren, including those with special needs, deserve the chance to feel capable, important and self-possessed.

Timeout a Classic Form of Discipline That Actually Works, Study Confirms

Child acting up? Timeout may be the best course of discipline. Credit: Getty The next question, class, is multiple choice. Would you rather discipline your misbehaving child by: A. Spanking him? B. Forcing him to drink hot s...No one expects (or needs) the Spanish Inquisition. Timeouts work just fine.

Stealing: Lessons for a 4-Year-Old

I took the kids to the pet store on this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday morning, thinking we'd get bird seed to make peanut butter and bird seed pine cones this afternoon. We love all the birds that come to our yard, and even keep a running list of a...This is one of those moments where you know you have to make a stand, hoping it sticks so that the offense is never repeated.

Opinion: Latest Spanking Study Will Have Zero Effect on Parents

When I read that a recent study found spanking makes children more aggressive, my first thought was maybe this will convince parents that spanking is a bad idea. Then I woke up. Whenever a study about spanking is released, I am surprised by t...

Spanking Makes Children More Aggressive, Study Shows

A swat today could mean lots of timeouts later, new research shows. Credit: Corbis
If you think spanking a child makes him more belligerent, while your spouse believes it teaches discipline, you may just have the upper hand in the debate. A new...

Savvy Mom Minnow Hamilton on Napping, Discipline and Daycare Frustration

Minnow Hamilton is the co-founder of SavvyMom, a website for time-crunched Canadian moms looking for answers to their daily dilemmas, "from diapers to dinner parties and everything in between". Hamilton went from stay-at-home mom to managing editor i...

Do We Live in a Child-Intolerant Society?

Cabin Fever reporting live from underneath the seats of our local cinema. The box of popcorn has been dumped. The floor is sticky. The 23-month-old has just discovered that he can crawl under this row to the one behind us. I've just discovered that I...

House Passes Bill to Stop Forcible Discipline in Schools

The reports coming out of these places are horrific. People are held against their will, even though they haven't committed any crimes. If they fail to cooperate, they're held down or tossed into solitary confinement. Sometimes they are physical...

Hayley Wickenheiser: Hockey Star, Olympic Gold Medallist and Super Mom

Hayley Wickenheiser has been called the heart and soul of the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey Team. She's been an integral member since women's hockey was introduced as a medal event at the 1998 Olympics, where the team took silver. They brought home...

Quarter of Parents Don't Discipline Kids for 'Easy Life,' Survey Finds

Three in 10 adults say they're pushovers when it comes to disciplining their kids. Credit: RachelH_, Flickr
Time out may be getting its own time out, as 25 percent of parents responding to a recent survey say they don't discipline their children ...

Alyson Schafer: On Mealtimes, Mishaps and Life as a Parent Educator

Alyson Schafer is a Toronto-based psychotherapist, parenting expert and mother of two teens, Zoe (15) and Lucy (14). She's the author of Breaking The Good Mom Myth and Honey I Wrecked The Kids, and the host of call-in TV program The Parenting Show. P...

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Many adults seek out yoga for both its exercise and meditative components. Can children benefit from the practice, too? Cabin Fever talked to Carolyn Burke, a yoga educator who teaches "through the family life cycle," from prenatal yoga, to yoga for ...


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