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WHAT FRATERNITY HAZING & CHINESE PRISON CAMPS CAN TEACH US ABOUT RAISING CHILDREN (Part 2)

This is the second post from Robert Cialdini’s fifth edition (2009) of  ”Influence.” Test your knowledge of state-of-the art research on parenting methods while having some fun discussing and sharing with the Life-Parent community. “All this has important implications for rearing children. It suggests that we should never heavily bribe or threaten our children to […]

What Fraternity Hazing & Chinese Prison Camps Can Teach Us About Raising Children

This post is an unedited excerpt from Robert Cialdini’s fifth edition (2009) of  “Influence.” We’re using it to run a comment competition based on the question immediately following the excerpt.  Test your knowledge of state-of-the art research on parenting methods while having some fun discussing and sharing with the Life-Parent community. “It appears that the […]

How Safe Are The Children At School From Your Child?

  What are the odds of a bully or his parent not being aware he’s one? A small group of experts believe that bullying is just a point on the “aggression” scale, and that all human beings can be placed somewhere on that scale. In other words, all of us are capable of being a bully. In fact, we […]

A Parent’s Most Powerful Weapon Against Drugs And Risky Behavior

Eighty-seven degrees in the heart of winter What is it that makes you live on an island paradise under the Caribbean sun, yet never go to the beach for three years?  That’s the question I was pondering yesterday looking out at the shimmering sea under clean blue skies with no clouds. I can give you […]

Why Some Children Don’t Work In School (Pt. 10)

Of Youth, Parenting, Teachers, and Education Over the years working with youth-workers from many institutions, and educators in many schools, several themes kept coming up. Listening to the principal of the middle school out in the Caribbean islands talk about educational challenges is remarkable in its resemblance to a chat with the manager of the […]