What to do if you disagree with your partner on how to discipline your child

My partner and I disagree on what to do when our child has very challenging behaviours like threatening us, throwing things and shouting. Dealing with the behaviour is bad enough. On top of that I am feeling exhausted and worn down because my partner and I disagree on the best way to discipline. The main … Continue reading What to do if you disagree with your partner on how to discipline your child

Why punishment doesn’t work

“The dominant problem with parenting in our society isn’t permissiveness, but fear of permissiveness.” This idea put forward by Alfie Kohn in his book “Unconditional Parenting” is as valid now as it was when he wrote it in the early 2000’s. He warns against the dangers of over-controlling and punishment. Fear or permissiveness holds us … Continue reading Why punishment doesn’t work

Think before you post that picture

·        A 13 year old boy sends a photo of his private parts to a 16 year old girl who shares it amongst her classmates. He is left feeling humiliated. ·        A group of 15 year old boys take a photo up the skirt of their teacher in the classroom and post it on social … Continue reading Think before you post that picture

Why rough play for boys is more than just fun

I had good intentions for my 2 sons to be creative with art and crafts from an early age.  I bought crayons, paint, glue and scissors and lots of glitter.  My hopes would rise when they'd run into the house to stick a sticker on something. After 20 seconds maximum they'd run outside and hit … Continue reading Why rough play for boys is more than just fun