. . . perhaps the most striking proof of such nutritional wisdom comes from a 1939 study in which a group of toddlers were put in charge of feeding themselves.
Power based on fear and punishment assumes that there’s a right way to be and a wrong way to be! It assumes that the person judging knows absolute right from wrong.
The things that we do consciously as parents are really important, BUT we also communicate unconscious messages to our children that are even more important.
No-one ever spanks a child because of something that that child has done, even though that’s what appears to be happening! Beneath the surface something quite different is happening:
One of the main reasons why we, as parents and teachers, spank children is because we’re legitimately concerned that …