One of Parenting’s Worst Myths

          Let me ask anyone reading this - do you actually know ANYBODY who doesn't try to discipline their kids? Anybody who doesn't believe in discipline, anybody who says "Oh, I don't care how my kids behave. Let the police worry about it!"   ...

New and Improved: A Show of Strength

           . . . are short term, things, of course, is where I’m going. It was never my plan, in raising my kids. We’re playing the long game. We are traitors and pariahs in the world of breeding couples, my wife and I; if you’re disciplining your...

A Conflicted Society, Part #3 – Rape

There’s this great, thinking-outside-the-box bit Louis C.K. did at least once, I saw it in the beginning stand-up bit on one episode of his TV show, “Louie,” where he aligns perfectly with me in the idea that punishing can backfire badly. I’ll...

It All Starts when We Punish our Kids, #6

It all starts when we punish our kids.   What “all starts?” Well . . .    6.   Racism.   Childhood punishments are where we first hear talk about “the other,” about “those kinds of people,” about Good People and Bad People.   ...