Posts tagged "Discipline"

Don't tell my child what to do!

Let me say that parents are a huge part of the problems with our youth today. They have taught their children that no one can tell them what they can and can’t do, not even the teachers at school. I volunteer at a high school and I can’t tell you the number of times I... Read more »

Spanking A Child = Mental Illness?

A recent study published in Pediatrics links spanking with mental illness in adults. The study suggests that 2% to 7% of mental disorders are linked to physical punishment. Out of 35,000 survey participants, 1,300 reported that they had endured grabbing, pushing, hitting and slapping. Physical punishment has been abolished in 30 nations but not in... Read more »

Discipline via Public Humiliation?

Should parents resort to public humiliation to discipline children?  There have been several stories in the news about parents making their children wear signs in public that indicate their indiscretions.  The children are forced to stand at major intersections and near their schools, wearing the signs.  I would call it the walk of shame. Some... Read more »

Should schools charge students fees for breaking school rules?

The Noble Street Charter School Network has been in the news recently because they assess students fees if they break school rules. Here is a quote from the Chicago News Cooperative website: The Noble Street Charter School Network collected $188,647 in fines, which it calls “fees,” during the 2010-2011 school year across the 10 high schools... Read more »