Law and Order – the Irony of Deterrents, Part 2

I’ve just re-read my first post by that name, and I couldn’t help but notice that it’s terrible. So this isn’t going to be so much ‘Part 2’ as version 2.0. Steven Pinker keeps Tweeting about how writers need to remember that they’re the ones talking,...

Parenting, Control, and What is Required to Have it

This is part of a conversation on WP blog, a real click-bait post:   http://theeditorsjournal.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/is-smacking-a-child-acceptable/   and here's the comment of mine that I felt I had to keep on something of my own:  ...

More than Not Punishing

It all starts with not punishing – I don’t mean not spanking, not punishing corporally, I mean not punishing at all. I mean, we said “no” a lot, we distracted, even physically restrained our toddlers sometimes, but punished? (MOM: I don’t remember...