Posts Tagged ‘behaviour’

Teaching Children to be Good People – A chat with Annie Fox

I had the opportunity to have a chat a while back with with Annie Fox, an educator, novelist, radio host and  allround bright light in the world of parenting, about her book Teaching Children to be Good People. Being the curmudgeon I am, I just had to take the opportunity to ask a few Eeyoresque […]

What Is Traditional Parenting

As my readership increases, I have been questioned on a number of occasions about what my definition of Old School Parenting was and it struck me that there is a number of misconceptions out there about what it means to be an Old School Parent. When people see the title Old School Parenting they seem […]

Trashy Teen – Parental Modeling

Well this post will be a minefield of doggy dew but I  will try avoid stepping in it… Too Much. Trashy Teens & Parental Modeling is one of the more contentious parts of this issue as it frequently steps on a few toes along the way. This is mainly because I feel a trashy child […]

The Ethical Child

Ethics… Exciting stuff I know but it is something we don’t really think about much any more. It seems to be lost on most people and if you were to ask the average person to define ethics, they would have difficulty doing it. At one time ethics guided our daily lives, they were the foundation […]

Restricting Access to The Web

It is undeniable that the internet is a fantastic source for information and communication tool but it is also a cesspool of problems if a child has unrestricted access to it. As my eldest child inches ever closer to teen hood, my wife and I are frequently evaluating how much access is too much access. As educators, we […]

Your Kids Are Your Own Fault

I have to say, I  just howled when I saw this book being advertised online and just had to give it a read. It had that Old School Parenting ring to it and I couldn’t let it pass by without a comment. If nothing else buy this book  to leave laying out when you have […]

Just Say No (Part 5)

As I have said a number of times in my Just Say No series, this philosophy is not about depriving your child of their wants, needs or opportunities.  Just Say No is more about teaching a child about the realities of life. Just Say No is about teaching your child that in life there are boundaries which they must […]

Just Say No (Part 4)

Well let’s get back on track here. It has been a while since I have contributed to the “Just say No” series, so here we go. I have received a couple emails about my last post, where I used the analogy of fencing a kid in using the word “NO” as fence posts and our […]

Just Say No… Some Context. (Part 2)

When I first came up with the idea for this blog, I tried to think of a way to present it in a manner that wouldn’t offend those parents who believe that every child has the right to rule the roost. I wanted to reach out in a kind and gentle manner so as not […]

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