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Child Discipline

'Supernanny' Jo Frost: There's No Justification For Spanking

Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents

When it comes to spanking, "Supernanny" star Jo Frost give clear advice: Don't do it. Frost joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd for a conversation ab...

This Is What It Feels Like When You're About To Punish Your Child

John Kinnear | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

I will love her AND be mad at her. I will know that this may not be the right thing to do, but it is the best way I know how to do it at that moment.

Why Punishment Doesn't Work

Tai Goodwin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Tai Goodwin

My parenting has never been about "punishment" for doing something wrong. I focus on helping her see that she can always make a better choice and that she has more power than she realizes.

What it Takes to 'Train' a Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Effective parenting celebrates who a child is, reinforcing the child's true self -- loving the child for who she or he is, just as she or he is.

The Trick to Raising Kids Who Love Themselves

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If, as parents, we are not taking care of ourselves, but are taking care of everyone and everything else, we are teaching our children that love comes from the outside and/or only comes through "doing" for others.

WATCH: Foul-Mouthed Boy Gets Public Shaming

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

The sign, clutched by 12-year-old Dylan at a busy intersection in Spring, Texas, says it all: "I was suspended from school for cussing out my teacher....

The Ultimate Threat: Flying Commercial! What Am I Missing Here?

John Saul | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
John Saul

Some things tend to drive me crazy. Sometimes it's a little thing, like hearing a woman threaten her child with what she seemed to think was the ultimate punishment: "If you don't stop that screaming right this minute, you're going to have to fly home commercial!"

Listen to Me

Vicki Wilson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

Kids don't listen. Not every time. Not now and not when they're 16. Things will break. Noses. Fingers. Hearts. So how can I help him understand, help him make the right decisions when it really counts?

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

How Much Discipline Does a Young Child Need?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

By the time your child is in school, I know you have heard the word "consistency" used in some kind of parenting advice. If you are consistent, kind and firm but clear, your child will be able to internalize good behavior.

Les Enfants Fantastiques! A Review of Pamela Druckerman's Bébé Day by Day'

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

They say that those who fight the hardest are those who are the most alike, so perhaps it shouldn't have surprised me that when it comes to parenting, the English and the French have quite a bit in common.

My 6-Year-Old Got in Trouble at School and Isn't Sorry!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When we require our kids to say the obligatory words, "I'm sorry" without actually meaning them, we teach them that words alone can let them off the hook and they don't have to genuinely feel empathy for whoever they have wronged.

Are a Lack of Boundaries Turning Our Children into Criminals?

Ashley Ryan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

If we use punishment, this is the kind of communication our children will get used to, and, in turn, learn. Punishment sets an example of fear, aggression and pay back.

4 Powerful and Effective Alternatives to Punishment

Ashley Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

As parents who are learning to raise healthier and happier kids, we also need to reflect on our actions in order to clearly see the effectiveness of our own parenting approach.

WATCH: Did This Boy's Punishment Go Too Far?

Posted 02.18.2013 | Miami

Tears rolled down a boy's face Monday as he held a sign of apology in front of his South Florida school. Twelve-year-old Erol Faustin was suspende...

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

'Parent-Babble': What John Rosemond Doesn't Understand About Raising Kids Today

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The reason the world has changed for kids is not because we don't parent like our grandparents did. To the contrary, the reason we don't parent like our grandparents did is because the world has changed.

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.

Learning When (And When Not) To Say 'No'

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It was nice to remember that we could say "no" to behavior that makes our lives harder ... But there are other times when I can't decide whether it's appropriate to say "no."

Why It's (Still) a Bad Idea to Shoot Your Computer

Edward Muzio | Posted 04.15.2012 | Parents
Edward Muzio

I'm an expert in workplaces, not families, but this bit of truth applies to any human system: One set of dramatic overtures leads to another, until finally somebody has to break the cycle.

9 Big Discipline Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

By Heather Turgeon Time-out may seem like a simple concept, but sometimes in the heat of the moment, the how-to's of time-out can get confusing and...

Religion and Child Abuse

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

The convergence of two news stories should be a wakeup call to alert us to the fact that there is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God.

We Don't Spoil Our Children Anymore -- We Entitle Them

Richard Watts | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices
Richard Watts

How much is too much to give your children? Often, in assisting one's children, a parent dulls the character, integrity, work ethic, and socialization skills their children need to become responsible adults.

There Goes "Mom of the Year" Honors! My Award-Winning Lesson on Personal Responsibility

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I just blew my shot at "Mom of the Year." Again. Like a storm that I didn't even know was brewing inside of me escalated to flood stage when my daughter said casually, "Mama, I don't care for the blueberry pudding."

'I Don't Like Your Kid'

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.30.2011 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Parents, it's about finding the right balance and that means taking into account not just your family, including that little darling emptying salt & pepper shakers on the table, but the people all around you as well.