Posts Tagged ‘discipline’

No Internet For You, Young Man

Monday, December 20th, 2010

According to a new study, parents see internet access similar to how they see watching television — especially when it comes to using it as punishment.  More than half of American households take away television viewing privileges as punishment, a figure that has not changed significantly over the last ten years.  What has changed is the number of parents that use internet access as a form of punishment as well.


Teacher Tapes Student To Desk; Gets Off Scotch Free

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

One would like to think that we’ve evolved beyond the use of corporal punishment in our public schools but it appears that’s not entirely true.  Even if teachers aren’t rapping on knuckles with wooden rulers, some are still using pain and humiliation in order to maintain order and instill discipline.  Not surprisingly, some parents take offense at this.


The Wheel of Consequences

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Move over Vanna, there’s a new wheel in town.  We’re all familiar with spinners used in board games (and game shows like Wheel of Fortune) but who would have thought they could be useful in parenting as well?  When two of her kids began fighting and arguing excessively, Julie Butler figured out how to put a simple board game spinner to work and, in so doing, put an end to her kids’ battles overnight.  She has since packaged her discovery into a Windows-based software package and is making it available over the internet.


Spelling Is A Safety Issue

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Proper spelling is important for several reasons — it avoids ambiguity of meaning, it presents a professional image, and prevents the reader from being distracted from the core message.  According to one charter school, however, spelling correctly is also a safety issue.  So much so that one student was given a ten-day suspension for misspelling the school’s name.