Rise in Ritalin Due to School System and Supernanny-style Parenting

  As the mother of a boy prescribed Ritalin, and a counsellor for many in a similar boat, I find the following article offensive and ill-informed.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2141338/Is-lazy-parenting-blame-Britains-addiction-Ritalin.html?ito=feeds-newsxml   My opinion: that the vast majority of parents are angst-ridden about using this drug but are encouraged to

Alternatives to Spanking

Thirty-two countries outlaw domestic corporal punishment, according to the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children:   Sweden (1979)   Finland (1983)   Norway (1987)   Austria (1989)   Cyprus (1994)   Denmark (1997)   Latvia (1998)   Croatia (1999)   Bulgaria (2000)