Tag: discipline

Jackie Chan in the Eagle Dad’s Shadow

When I think of Jackie Chan, I usually think of a Kung Fu fighting Harold Lloyd. Jackie’s the bumbler, the well-intentioned but clumsy “nice guy” who’s just happened to save the day. Off the screen (from the interviews I’ve seen…

Kohn Head

Whenever the subject of Asian parents and discipline comes up, I think of Russell Peters’ skit about his dad and spankings. BigWOWO posted a reaction to Alfie Kohn’s article on “unconditional parenting.” As Daniel Willingham aptly points out, Alfie Kohn…

In Praise of Appreciation

The key characteristic of appreciation education is its focus on a child’s strengths and fortes and building upon them, in a bid to awaken a child’s mentality that “I am a good child”. Conversely, a negative education would be one…

You Make Me Want to SHOUT!

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nn5jlrxcpkI] Recently, I let both of my boys have it and I didn’t care who heard it! I was mad and I was loud! I am not going to debate whether or not shouting at your children is an effective…