Category Archives: child abuse

Thoughts on Adult Authority. What is Authority? Where is Love?

In her article, “Shame on Rutgers–Shame on Us,” which came out in Psychology Today today, Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchel points to the evils of shaming in sports. She highlights the righteous indignation of Governor Chris Christie who asks, “What parent would let this animal back … Continue reading

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Positive Parenting vs Being a Parent = Reality Parenting

Reality Parenting Bob and Carol have a blended family with two children each. Carol’s son Ben at 13 is the oldest of the four. Both parents work, so one of the challenges they have is having family time, all six … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday For Children, Parents, Teachers, Principals and Presidents

When we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., we celebrate a great deal more than the life of a great man. We even celebrate more than a period in American history when our country took a very large … Continue reading

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New Media Are Neither Good Nor Bad. It’s Parenting Makes It So.

Ever since I was seven, when my father compromised his stand on the new technology, by allowing a television in our house, there has been a running dialog in this country about the evils of new media. As in my … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Mad. Get Even

How to get kids to do their homework? Last night a mother told me that one of the most important things I taught her was: “Don’t get mad; get even.” “Really?” I replied. (I mean, that doesn’t sound very professional.) … Continue reading

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