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Discipline children, don't punish them

Jan 30, 2010 | By Harvey Craft
For long-term results, use positive discipline, teaching good behaviour. Parents were once seldom questioned about how they punished children. Old English Common Law regarded children simply as property. The horrible abuse of an eight-year-old orphan named Mary Ellen Wilson led attorneys in New York to turn to statutes providing humane ...
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Parents don't need to panic when kids swear

Jan 15, 2010 | By Harvey Craft
Swear Words From Children Can be Alarming but There is Hope Parents want their children to build a good vocabulary. Words are essential for success in school. Bad words, on the other hand, can cause concern and problems at school. For children to swear in elementary school is not unusual. ...