Discipline as a learning tool, not a punishment. Firstly, it is important to note that the term ‘discipline’ in this respect means ‘providing learning that makes people more willing or more able to control themselves’. Discipline is not punishment. It is a learning tool, used to encourage socially acceptable behaviour,… Read More »Discipline as a learning tool, not a punishment.
Jacinta Francis PhD, Guest Author for OnFamily As published in In The Neighborhood – Psychology Today. “So what can we do if we want to teach our children to live a less materialistic life? Suggestions include limiting exposure to advertisements, minimising the importance of possessions, educating children about the techniques… Read More »Raising Non-Materialistic Children in a Material World
“Studies have shown that parents who are able to enter the ‘social media world’ of their children in a supportive and non-invasive way increase the sense of connectedness between themselves and their adolescents.” Recently I read that one of my favourite outspoken actors, Stephen Fry, had decided to cease using his Twitter… Read More »Social Media and Parenting; Do we want to be ‘friends’ with our children?