Regarding the Online talk about Bullying

There was a post on here recently, about a bullying incident, I think it was one that went viral, about a boy who was being bullied for bringing his My Little Pony backpack to school and the school basically told his mother he was asking for it, and...

Hundredth Monkey Time

Word is getting around about corporal punishment. The science is coming in.   That’s a good thing, I’m not complaining. Check out these Time articles, brought to my attention by Morgan - on Wordpress, she’s here:   ...

Do Animals Punish?

I don’t think they do. I think punishing is the human difference, the human genius - as well as the human madness.   I think animals teach their children by example.   People have told me that animals punish, that that’s what they’re doing...

It's not Easy, Letting Your Kids do Whatever They Want

It’s what I was trying to say with the title – really, letting them do whatever they want, despite the way the punishers try to frame it – IS NOT EASY. And that’s not why I do it, or anyone should do it. It’s doing it the hard way, the long way, and...

We never Punished, and nothing Bad Happened.

I've got two teenage girls, 16 and 19. We never punished them for anything. Well, after the older one lost her iPod by leaving it in a locker with no lock during gym class at school, and then borrowed her sister's and lost it by leaving it in a...

Selling Harm

Addiction is a strange thing. I used to say, getting high, getting drunk – that I can understand, but gambling? Spending all your money to feel the high from heroin, or from weed, you’re getting something, at least some relief from all those...