There is a Chinese Proverb that goes something like this: A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “How should I know? We’ll see.” A few days later, … Continue reading My Son Is Crying Over Ketchup: But is that bad?
Television is a reward for my four-year old son. After acknowledgement of deeds well done, good behavior and self control, he can turn in the six reward coins for a walk to the park, special play time with mom or dad, or choice of his favorite TV show. These coins, "special" coins, not from the … Continue reading Why I Try to Shelter My Kids From Trump
Fatherhood is a challenging job. Or at least I find it challenging as my four year old learns what buttons to push and negotiates to get his way. He's a good kid. Don't get me wrong, but I find that I have to be firm with him at times. I become so stern he seems … Continue reading Rewards, Discipline and Empty Threats Working Toward Negotiation