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  1. Judy Arnall
    Tired of holding the bedroom door handle closed when your child is trying to leave during a time-out? Fed up with your child trashing his room during time-out? Frustrated because you can’t get your child to calm-down and think about restitution during his time-out? Perhaps it’s time to...
  2. Judy Arnall
    n groups, I get asked all the time if consequences are punitive.  It depends.  Consequences are natural outcomes that occur if a parent intervenes or not.  Yes, consequences happen to kids all the time when they are out and about in the world.  The rest of the world will issue consequences to...
  3. Preteens and Teens
    My 13 year old daughter has been bullying another girl in her class for awhile apparently. The other child finally snapped and beat up my daughter during lunch at school. I'm furious because my child is physically hurt. She came home with a black eye among other bruises. But I'm also upset that...
  4. Judy Arnall
    Hi Everyone: I just figured out how to add a photo! This one encapsulates why one would want to practice non-punitive parenting! You can raise decent kids to be great citizens and caring people. I gave up all punishments (time-outs, consequences, taking away things, grounding) when my oldest...
  5. Family Life
    We were taught that chores were a form of punishment, so it's no surprise we've passed this lesson along to our kids. But it's time to change our attitude toward chores - they're beneficial for children! Raise your hand if you ever thought of your childhood chores as punishment. (*Raises hand)...
  6. Judy Arnall
    Do you want your teen to: -Share their thoughts, feelings, problems and worries with you in a real, meaningful conversation without attitude and sarcasm? -Do chores and pitch in on family projects without being asked? -Enjoy family activities and want to spend time with you? -Be responsible and...
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