By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | September 12, 2012 Last week I read an article by Sarah B. Weir about physicians in Canada (in the CMAJ-Canadian Medical Association Journal) calling for a ban on spanking and tossing out the law that has allowed it to continue for 120 years. The … [Read more...] about The Spanking Debate Continues
If you want your child to grow into a respectful person, you need to start teaching respect early. Young children can be guided towards respectful behavior as they start to talk to and interact with others. You can pull from three different branches of psychology to instill … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Child Respect From A Young Age
How many times have you asked someone a question only to find out that the person you sought an answer from had no clue how to answer, much less desire to find the answer for you? As children we learn the word “no” by the age of two. It feels very powerful to say no. It … [Read more...] about How to Create Trust and Respect with Just Seven Words
The definition of the word hero means: a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: A hero is someone who is brave and courageous in spite of the tremendous odds against him or her. It is a person … [Read more...] about Who Is your Hero?
Aesop’s quote, “familiarity breeds contempt,” is puzzling to say the least. The quote could be applied in many different situations but when applied to children and parents I think it means the more you come in contact with someone, the more comfortable you are with them. As … [Read more...] about Comfort and Contempt