Tag Archives: Barbara Coloroso

Discipline – Do’s & Don’ts

“Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.” Chuang-Tzu Definition of Discipline Discipline is one of those words that can have many meanings depending on the individuals involved and the circumstance. Merriam-Webster covers the possibilities by including the harshness … Continue reading

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Coloroso’s “Backbone Family”

This series of blogs on parenting began with Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle which changed my thinking and habits in several ways: Children learn from “what you are living”, not saying; parents must show by … Continue reading

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Brick-wall, Jellyfish, Backbone Styles – Barbara Coloroso

As mentioned in an earlier post, there is great danger in over-simplification, or “labelling”. Our parenting style is formed by combining elements from all of the different styles. A certain style’s elements may dominate, but, to a lesser degree, some … Continue reading

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Parenting Styles 101 – Diana Baumrind

  What do parent’s want for themselves? Since people do what works for them, we can assume that their parenting style indicates what they want for themselves. Today’s theories of parenting styles began with the work of Diana Baumrind in … Continue reading

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Respectful Parents Respectful Kids

I just finished a book that every parent should read – Respectful Parents Respectful Kids by Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson, PuddleDancer Press, Encinitas, CA, 2006. It is based on the work done at the Center for Nonviolent Communication. This center … Continue reading

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