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A scientist makes a definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior.
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The determination on the harm from spanking isn't an opinion Richard. It's based on longitudinal data from more than 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32-nation study -----all are studies on spanking used as a disciplinary tactic, not beating. There's NO confusion. Spanking is not effective as a disciplinary technique (in fact, kids are more likely to misbehave after a spanking http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140415144022.htm) especially when compared to other tactics (oh, like discussion or withdrawal of privileges)  

The long term results of spanking are very disturbing.  

~Weakening the tie between children and parents.
~Increasing the probability that the child will hit other children and their parents, and as adults, hit a dating or marital partner.
~Slowed cognitive development and weakened academic outcome.
~Greater likelihood of committing crimes. 
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Some keys to raising kids who recognize and use intuition. This can save their lives...
Daily interludes of quiet, even in the busiest family day, help us connect to the wordless knowing we each have within.
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Are you raising a swan? 
Yeah, you over there. You call that a beak?
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Fetal cells stay in their mother's bodies into her old age. When she's ill or injured, these cells rush to help heal her. This is a gift you gave your mother and a gift your children give you.
Fetal cells persist in mothers, healing them well into old age.
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Chris Mercogliano has long been a voice of compassionate common sense for children and worked tirelessly planting seeds to sprout real learning everywhere. I'm forever honored that he wrote a back cover recommendation for my book Free Range Learning. Check out his site to keep up with his speaking engagements and articles: 
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Our 17 year old Guernsey will be terribly missed. 
Hers was a presence that will not be forgotten.
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Some keys to raising kids who recognize and use intuition. 
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25 traits of eccentric people. Bet you qualify. 
Truly eccentric people aren’t trying to stand out. They simply do their best to live in a world of conventions while simply being themselves.
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I am. Bet you are too. 
Yeah, you over there. You call that a beak?
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Let's not start with "What do you do for a living?" 
Years ago, a family new to our area came to an enrichment program my kids and I were attending. Someone said, "Oh you've got to meet Beth, she dragged roadkill to the back of her yard so her kids c...
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Getting a kid to fess up. At least, how it works in my family. 
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We're not better. We're different. 
Ample evidence that we humans are not superior to all other living beings. Instead we might recognize other creatures are "gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, li...
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Writer, editor, relentless optimist, awe junkie.  

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I'm the author of Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning, and a collection of poetry titled TendingMy upcoming book is titled Subversive Cooking. I write and serve as editor for a number of periodicals, print and online.  

My background includes teaching non-violence workshops, writing poetry with nursing home residents, facilitating support groups, and developing community enrichment workshops. 

These days I mostly edit books, write, and do other hermit-y things. My poetry has won several minor awards, the most notable a third grade prize from Miss Barker (which included a chocolate bar.) 

I live on a small farm with my family where we raise bees, cows, chickens, produce, and the occasional hair-brained scheme. 


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