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Guidelines for Dealing with an ANGRY Child

Posted by in Parenting on 24. Aug, 2013 | No Comments

Guidelines for Dealing with an ANGRY Child

By Leah Davies, M.Ed AVOID Screaming at the child. Embarrassing the child. Shaming the child. Labeling the child. Threatening the child. Hitting the child. Hurting the child in any way. Indulging the child. Reinforcing inappropriate behavior by giving in to his/her outbursts.   DO Accept the child as a valuable human being. Accentuate his/her strengths. […]

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | No Comments

Mandatory Minimum Snares Law-Abiding Marine

By Julie Stewart George Orwell said, “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” I have been reminded of that sentiment recently after watching politicians and pundits criticize the imposition of excessive mandatory minimum sentences and then blame everyone and everything except the actual sentencing law that required the excessive punishments. […]

The Caging of America

Posted by in News on 22. Mar, 2012 | No Comments

The Caging of America

A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is all you need […]

Parenting 2.0 Life Skills Report Card

Posted by in Parenting on 22. Mar, 2012 | 1 Comment

Parenting 2.0 Life Skills Report Card

by Marlaine Paulsen Cover Description: Patterned after traditional academic report cards, the Life Skills Report Card (LSRC) has five main categories: Personal Care, Organizational Skills, Respect for Self and Others, Communication, and Social Skills. Each category has six subcategories. A numerical scale (one being the lowest – five the highest) provides an easy way to chart your children’s […]


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