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Sometimes the Best Punishment for Your Kid is No Punishment at All

Quora | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents

What is the worst punishment you have received from your parents, but taught you a valuable lesson? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

The Grocery Store Meltdown: Handle It Like A Pro

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych.

It can be seen at any long grocery store line-up: the older brother starts pestering the younger sister who is asking the parent for the 27th time to please buy them that sugar-loaded treat. The parent is becoming increasingly exasperated.

A Week of No Time-Outs

Meg Conley | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

She cried out and slammed her hands into the door of her room. She yelled and begged and then would quiet down just long enough to say things like, "I wish you liked to be with me when I am sad."

6 Rules to Live By When You Discipline Your Child

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.27.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Anyone can tell you that discipline is a messy business. Not even the best of parents could possibly get it right all the time. However, part of what complicates the process of teaching our kids to behave is that parents bring a lot of their own baggage to the table.

How Many Parents Use Time-Outs Inappropriately

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

The times that are most challenging for us as parents -- the times when we must discipline our kids -- are the times we have the greatest ability to support and shape a child's growing brain.

The Secret to Time-Outs That Work

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.01.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Quick: What's the easiest thing to say when your kid misbehaves? "That's it -- time-out!" Easy, yes. But effective? Not the way most of us do it.

Do Timeouts Really Work?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate So there I was last week, perusing a preschool parent handbook, when I stumbled across a curious anti-tim...

Why Some Divorcing Parents Need A Time Out

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Donna Jean Freberg

Some parents need a serious timeout. No negotiation, no bargaining, no giving in. Off you go to be by yourselves and think about what you've done.

Why Time-Outs Don't Always Work

Jessica Minahan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Time-outs don't work for everyone and teachers who don't understand when they should avoid using them could be accidentally intensifying the behavior of some students.

School 'Scream Rooms' Outrage Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Parents in Middletown, Conn., are protesting the use of what they're calling "scream rooms" by Farm Hill Elementary School as a way of disciplining mi...

A Slap in the Face

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Copaken Kogan

Unless I'm beating my toddler in the middle of a Wal-Mart -- which I'm proud to report I haven't resorted to yet, not that I haven't been tempted -- your unsolicited advice is not welcome.

Waterboarding Leads to this Tortured Blog Post!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

When thinking about the Bush administration-sanctioned use of this brute force, I wondered how the torture guys decided on the 183 figure. Was it some kind of homage to Hank Greenberg driving in 183 runs in 1937?