Punishment has been used to mold children’s behavior for thousands of years: It is time to bring...
Raising a child is a powerful, widely overlooked opportunity for transformative personal growth and expansion of awareness. Our task is to educate the world, including the parenting and spiritual communities, about this previously undiscovered path. To help parents and teachers everywhere, we offer a carefully crafted book, these articles, and freely given interviews, lectures and workshops.
We call this path Transformative Parenting®, highlighting its transformative effect on parents. It is also highly effective in developing compassion, empathy, and self-confidence in children. Those who come from a spiritual background of meditation, yoga, prayer, or martial arts will find shared concepts here, as will early childhood educators versed in the ideas of Maria Montessori and developmental psychology. However, it is its own thing, broad and deep in its perspective.
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There are many ways to begin your study, but one is to read a recent post on the use of punishment to shape children's behavior. Many are confused by tradition and past experience on this issue, and we hope this analysis helps parents understand the damage they unknowingly cause when they punish their children.
If you live in the Jersey City area, Dr. Haas will be giving a series of seminars on October 27th, 2018 at Stevens Cooperative School's Family Wellness Expo. Check out the post in the Events section for more information.
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