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The Unseen Bug In Our Parenting Culture

Over the last thousand years or so we developed parenting traditions suited for their times. If you look closely, these traditions served our societies well in days gone by, and some still do. Many of them however, no longer have a place in modern society. We need to ‘upgrade’ those traditions. After all, parenting is […]

How To Make Parenting Simple

The most horrific nightmare is where something goes really REALLY wrong and your child dies. The only time you dreamed it, you didn’t sleep much. You woke up sweating, and it disturbed you to your core. You still shiver down your spine thinking about it. Why does it unsettle you so? It’s just a stupid nightmare, isn’t it? […]

What They Never Taught Us About Intelligence And Success

“I only want to help my children to go further than I did.” I bet you used to hear that from parents as often as I did while growing up.  I bet that now, you know how they felt. You send them to school, monitor their progress, and guide them as best you can. But […]

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 […]