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Effective Discipline: Reward vs. Punishment

Dr. Paul
little girl sitting on step

When my daughter Naomi was little, she was a spirited child. (Now she is a spirited adult!). She was not a member of the “get along gang”. In kindergarten, she refused to sit on the “line” during story time. She often insisted on getting her way, and like many parents, we often felt frustrated and helpless. We didn’t want to squash her exuberant spirit, but we did want to have a little more day-to-day cooperation. Read more about Effective Discipline: Reward vs. Punishment

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What’s it like to be a kid with ADHD?

Dr. Paul
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I don’t have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), so I can’t say what it is like from personal experience.  But over the last 35 years, as a psychologist, I have spent hundreds of hours listening to children, teens, and adults share with me their lived experience of this condition. Read more about What’s it like to be a kid with ADHD?

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My stepmom was right after all…

Dr. Paul
Bowl of sugar and cubes.

When I was a teenager in the 1960’s, my stepmother would rail about the evils of sugar. She believed that sugar was a nutritional evil that was the cause of a wide range of ills. At the time, we all thought she was nuts. What’s wrong with sugar? Read more about My stepmom was right after all…

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