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Category Archives: Disobedience
Margaret had a classic class clown in her second grade one year. Ruben was smart, active, inquisitive, and made the class laugh several times a day, disrupting Margaret’s lessons. She found him infuriating, but fury was not recognized as an … Continue reading →
Diane whose teenager, Laura, hadn’t earned her allowance “in forever” because she never finished her chores all the way, decided to try a different tack and ask Laura for some advice. Diane said, “I have an employee who wants to … Continue reading →
In response to last week’s post about bringing your whole self to the table, an old friend (not that old, actually) asked: “When I was a student, and also when I was a parent watching our kids go through school, … Continue reading →
When our children are new, we try to mold family life—including our children’s behavior—into the way we want it. By the time our children enter kindergarten, we have done so much training that children are hard-wired with our values: be … Continue reading →