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BBC: Tough love ‘is good for children’

BBC: Tough love ‘is good for children’...

BBC Article from Sunday, November 8, 2009 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8348938.stm Somewhat validating article from the BBC covering recent research that indicates a ‘tough love’ approach helps build important character traits in children.  I wouldn’t say that I’m a real hard-ass with my daughter, being that she’s only 22 months at the time of this article, but I do like to stand...
NYT: For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking

NYT: For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spankin...

I recently read an interesting New York Times article entitled “For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking” by Hilary Stout, where the author observes how parents now tend to use yelling as a preferable form of discipline over spanking or hitting. As fathers, I think for most tend to assume the role of disciplinarian in the family.  When I was a child my mother constantly repeated the phrase, “Just...

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