A person’s a person no matter how small.

Sarah has graciously allowed me to host this most excellent post.

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Aha. Welcome to my long winded “Why I don’t believe in spanking” post.

You will soon find that spanking isn’t the whole issue with me. I don’t believe in punishment at all (GASP!).

‘Course permissiveness can be unhealthy as well, so I am setting out on this parenting journey to tread not somewhere in between those two evils, but outside the whole paradigm altogether. Onward, fellow travelers! To the land of gentle discipline! (I’m cheesy and I know it… beeeooouuup beeouup beoup beoup beoup beoup beoup. Girl, look at that baby. He drinks milk! Okay, yes. Too much coffee. I’m out of control.)

Now that you know what you’re getting yourself into (should you choose to read on), allow me to indulge in a disclaimer. [Read more…]

Approximation of Behavior

I feel that I should explain why I haven’t been posting lately.  I try not to say anything unless I have something to say. I continue to search daily and post when I find something of interest.

While you’re waiting, please go back and check out my old posts. My oldest posts have many good links so this should keep you busy for a long time. If you find any broken links, please let me know. (I am aware that many of the news stories are no longer available for free and have an alternate link posted on that page. I leave the non-working links up just in case anyone should ever want to purchase it. Future news stories will be pasted in, I have learned my lesson.)

Now, this blog is principally about the Pearls’ teachings, but ever since I began it, I have have also offered arguments against alternatives to corporal punishment. This brings me to today’s link:

GreeneGem has a very interesting post about Approximation of Behavior which explains why children should not be spanked for making messes when trying out new skills.