Why you should always check the credentials of parenting ‘experts’
Is No Spanking And No Time Out Type of Discipline Ideal?Parent Herald 30 March 2016Family First Comment: “Spanking and using time-outs are usually used as a form of punishment in terms of taming a bad behavior in children. According to the director of Yale Parenting Center, however, punishment does not usually change a child’s behavior – “The way to get rid of a child’s negative behavior is not to do the punishment. Even a wonderful punishment, gentle punishment like time-out, or reasoning, those don’t work.”Sigh!Johnny – don’t hit your sister.Johnny – please put that sharp knife downJohnny – stabbing your sister is not niceJohnny! – use words….. nice wordsJohnny!! – where’s the blood coming from?!!?Spanking and using time-outs are usually used as a form of punishment in terms of taming a bad behavior in children. According to the director of Yale Parenting Center, however, punishment does not usually change a child’s behavior.The director of Yale Parenting Center, Alan Kazdin said that imposing punishment does not usually lead to reversing a child’s bad and unruly behavior, The Atlantic reported. Though disciplining the child through spanking and time-out may soothe the parent’s disappointment, but it does not necessarily change the child’s behavior.Kazdin cited that one of the best ways to eliminate the negative behavior of the child is to use the “radical technique” of discipline. It can be achieved though positive reinforcement until the negative behavior would eventually be eliminated.“Parents might start out reasoning, but they’re likely to escalate to something a little bit more, like shouting, touching, firmly dragging their child, even if they’re well-intentioned.” Kazdin pointed out. The way to get rid of a child’s negative behavior is not to do the punishment. Even a wonderful punishment, gentle punishment like time-out, or reasoning, those don’t work.”Kazdin then explained the process on how the positive reinforcement works. He explained that the behavior can be corrected by focusing on three aspects which is similar to cause and effect.“What it amounts to is an area of research that’s called applied behavior analysis, and what it focuses on are three things to change behavior: What comes before the behavior, how you craft the behavior, and then what you do at the end,” Kazdin explained.READ MORE: http://www.parentherald.com/articles/33305/20160330/is-no-spanking-and-no-time-out-type-of-discipline-ideal.htm Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Homeless man who sleeps on streets watched over by his mother
NZ Herald 11 July 2017Family First Comment: A disturbing and sad story, but here’s the key bit“His family says Dan had a privileged upbringing; he was raised with a private education and grew up to travel overseas and gain full-time employment.It was when Dan began dabbling in marijuana with his “peers”, that his life seemed to go downhill.“It’s become almost as big a problem as alcohol abuse now,” Leanne said.#saynopetodopeThe Australian mother who chronicled the downward spiral of her 25-year-old drug-addicted son has received overwhelming praise for exposing the harsh reality of “human misery”.Brisbane mum Leanne Thompson’s picture standing above her son Dan while he sleeps on the streets has recaptured the nation’s conversation surrounding drug addiction – causing a “lump in the throat” of everyday Aussies.It comes as some homeless in Melbourne criticise the 25-year-old for refusing help.“I’ve been trying to get accomodation and I can’t. This person got everything he wants, doesn’t want it,” one man, Darren, told Nine News.“I thought, ‘what a lucky kid, he’s got parents who care”.Leanne, along with her husband, frequently fly from Brisbane to Melbourne to ensure Daniel’s safety and mental wellbeing. She says after moving interstate, Daniel’s descent into destitution came fast – in just under a year he went from living a “normal” life to sleeping on the footpath of Melbourne’s CBD to chasing cash and drugs, mainly synthetic marijuana.He has been living on the streets for four months, has psychotic episodes and has turned to a life of crime.She’s been visiting every week to “keep an eye on him and make sure he’s OK”. She’s become such a frequent visitor to the streets she knows many of the homeless by name.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11888663Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
California wants to hire more cannabis cops to get a handle on black market marijuana
The Sacramento Bee 2 June 2020Family First Comment: But weren’t we told that legalisation would free up police resources?It’s a myth!#saynopetodope#VoteNOCalifornia’s Bureau of Cannabis Control is looking to beef up its law enforcement presence.The bureau in a new state budget request is asking lawmakers to let it build an 87-member police force that would enforce the 2016 law voters passed legalizing recreational cannabis. It’d create the law enforcement branch by absorbing 58 positions from another department, and hiring 29 more cannabis cops.The department is trying to contain a black market that pervades the state three years after California’s first recreational marijuana stores opened.In 2019, the bureau seized nearly 24 tons of illicit cannabis, while the California Highway Patrol in 2018 seized more than 80 tons.Black market cannabis operators made an estimated $8.3 billion in sales in 2019, compared to the $3.1 billion the legal market made, according to projections from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research.“Investigators have seized millions in untested products, including cannabis flower, edibles, tinctures, concentrates — all bypassing the state’s testing and labeling requirements,” said George Tiongson, president of the California Association of Criminal Investigators, an affiliate of the union that represents employees the bureau’s employees.READ MORE: https://www.sacbee.com/article243061066.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Harold “Bub” Stout, 83
Harold “Bub” Stout, 83, of Versailles passed away at 12:05am Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Portville, New York on August 2, 1933 the son of Harold and Josephine Garey Stout. Survivors include one son Bill Stout of Cincinnati; one daughter Beth (David) Fleming of Holton; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother Garey Stout of Elmira, New York; four sisters June Stout and Genny Houck both of Horseheads, New York, Mary Jackson of Tempe, Arizona, and Beverly Torrance of Dunkirk, New York. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Patricia Stout. Mr. Stout was a 1951 graduate of Horseheads High School in New York. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War where served on the USS Montrose. For service to his country Mr. Stout received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. In civilian life Harold was an engineer working for Owens-Illinois Glass which he retired from in 1992. Harold was a member of the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 6pm until time of services. Burial will follow at a later date. Memorials may be given to Operation Christmas Child in care of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Lady Bulldogs Middle School Spikers Defeat Lady Squires
The BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated South Dearborn in three tough matches 23-25, 25-18, and 15-9. Alyson Peters led the team with 4 aces and 8 kills. Molly Meer had 2 aces and 1 kill. Kate Bauer had 1 ace and 2 great digs. Addison Westrick had 1 ace and played great defense with great passes. Annie Negovetich had 1 ace and 1 kill. Ava Powner had 1 ace and 6 kills. Addyson Weiler and Sarah Bedel played great defense and each had 3 digs. Sophie Gesell went 7 for 7 on serves and had 4 kills. Lydia Haskamp had one kill and 2 digs. Their record is 9-1. Join us Tuesday for our last game of the season, as we take on Jennings County at home at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated South Dearborn is 3 exciting matches: 25-16,23-25, 15-8. Even with some missed serves the Bulldogs played well. Everyone on the team had solid passing, digs, and hits. Margaret Wilson led all hitters with 5 kills. Kaylin Hinners had 4 kills and Kaylie Raver had 3. Sara Lamping, Laura Schwegman, and Taylor Blanton all had 2 kills. From the service line Hinners had 8 points. Wilson & Raver contributed with 7 points each Callie Fletcher had 5 service points. Renee Lecher had 4 & Schwegman had 3 points. The team had solid passing from Annie Shane and Hannah Gunter. The team is now 7-3.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.
Who will be $1M richer?
Upper Demerara face West Demerara in GT Beer Super Sunday final tonightBy Joe ChapmanALL roads lead to the Mackenzie Sports Club ground this evening, as the pursuit for $1M takes place when Upper Demerara, playing at home, will look to stop the unbeaten run of West Demerara, as the final of the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA)-organised GT Beer Inter-Association Super Sunday Night Cup comes to a climax.Having played without a loss both sides can easily be considered the top two in the eight associations of Guyana, but the winners’ $1M, along with the bragging rights and holding the championship trophy, is what matters now, even as the losers get $600 000.At the launch last Friday for the semifinals Banks DIH Communications Manager, Troy Peters, made the point that his company does not see this only for football, but for the development of the community because of what it brings to the community with all the associations of the Guyana Football Federation being involved in the area.The Upper Demerara squadPeters assured that Banks DIH will continue to offer its support wherever possible.President of the UDFA said this programme of having an inter-association tournament is seen as football development where the cream of football players come together and the federation can ultimately come up with a pool of players to represent the national team in the future.He thanked Banks DIH for their support for this venture and the annual tournament which means so much to the community of Linden.However, West Demerara, seen definitely as the third force in local football, along with Upper Demerara and Georgetown, have made a statement and will be hoping to crown this achievement with a championship win.They have been playing positive football; and have among them Jamal Harvey who has three goals and David Blake two. This gives them some confidence going up against this Upper Demerara side.Devon Primo is also in good form with Morgan Denny also among the goals. They do have a great chance of taking away the championship.Upper Demerara, however, after dismantling Georgetown in a more convincing fashion by a 3-1 margin; will be hoping to get their momentum going early against the West side. West Demerara on the other hand had inflicted a 1-0 win over Georgetown in their round-robin play.Having the leading goalscorers in the tournament will mean a lot. Upper Demerara’s Denzil Fordyce and Kellon Primo each with five goals, and with two other hungry players up front in Marmalaque Davidson and Shane Luckie, this could be the time for Upper Demerara to prove their worth.
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Different paths lead seniors to success on Wisconsin women’s hockey team
When athletes start their college careers, they do so knowing one day it will all come to a close. Having four years to separate them from that unavoidable end, this thought is usually far from mind. But little by little, the “lasts” start happening— last season opener, last time facing a rival and, as six seniors on the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is about to experience, the last home regular-season game.This group of seniors has had quite the memorable season with an overall record of 23-3-2 and a league-leading defense that boasts the highest scoring defense in the WCHA, along with allowing the least amount of goals per period. The combination has put Wisconsin (23-3-2, 19-3-2 WCHA) in second place overall in the WCHA, just behind long-time rival Minnesota, who will be coming to town this weekend and will most likely make the seniors’ last home game of the regular season a memorable one.Maybe more interesting is the experiences these six seniors have had here in Madison. They’ve seen national championships. They’ve swept series after series and battled through beatings. Records have been broken and injuries have been had, making for six unique careers, each a little different from the next.Senior goaltender Alex Rigsby has had a historic four years here at UW, breaking the record for number of career wins by a goaltender (previously held by Jessie Vetter) and just barely missed the Olympic roster this past summer.“I didn’t think anyone was going to come near [Vetter’s record],” head coach Mark Johnson said. “But along comes Alex, who’s gotten better every year, who’s had some adversities through injuries and has been able to battle through a lot of different things.”Rigsby isn’t the only player between the pipes that the Badgers will be losing after the season. After starting out at the University of Vermont, goaltender Ilana Friedman is a senior as well. She transferred to Wisconsin for the 2011-2012 season and dressed all 40 games, but hasn’t seen much ice-time, leading Johnson and the rest of her team to respect her for her hard work all the more.“[Friedman] to me is the ultimate teammate,” Johnson said. “When we need her to go on the ice in any given situation she’s willing to do it and is well-respected by the other players.”Senior defense Natalie Berg also had a nonconventional journey, finding her way to the roster as a walk-on her freshman year, something Johnson touched on in his press conference Monday afternoon.“Look at Natalie Berg who was just going to come to Wisconsin to go to school and decided to give me a call one day,” Johnson said. “We gave her a try out four years ago, and she’s done an outstanding job in her journey to become a better player and to become a good solid division one defenseman.”Defenseman Stefanie McKeough’s experience as a Badger has not been quite as fortunate. She was unable to join her teammates on the ice for the past couple years, due to a career-ending concussion from the 2011-2012 season, a hole in the lineup that has been difficult to fill. McKeough was voted the WCHA’s Defensive Player of the Year the same year she suffered her devastating injury.“Steph was an injury away from probably being over in Sochi right now playing with the Canadian Olympic team,” Johnson said. “A part of life is dealing with obstacles, and an obstacle came along her away a couple years ago that unfortunately has taken her away from the game for two years.”Defenseman Kelly Jaminski has played all four of her years at UW, contributing a steady amount of goals and assists, as well as denying most opponents the opportunity to score. She has seen high plus/minus ratings since her first year here and considers herself lucky to have been a part of two national championships so far.“Freshman year the National Championship was amazing,” Jaminski said. “The teammates that year were just out of the ordinary, obviously some of them are in the Olympics right now, so that would probably be one of the top highlights ever.”Forward Madison Packer echoed Jaminski, gushing about her past teammates who have gone on to the next level with their hockey careers and feeling lucky to have been line mates with some of them. But Packer has built up quite the stat sheet as well, being named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on more than one occasion and earning herself two career hat tricks along the way.Looking back at all the highlights of her time as a Badger, Packer replied that many of the most memorable moments to her were the experiences she and the rest of the team have had due to their head coach.“We get a lot of opportunities because of the accomplishments that coach Johnson has as a player and just as a role model in the community,” Packer said. “We got to do a lot of cool things, like meet some of the Penguins players when we were out [in Pittsburgh]. I got a lot of cool experiences that wouldn’t have been afforded to me if I had gone somewhere else.”
#AFCONonCiti: Jordan Ayew makes CAF’s Best XI of the first round
Ayew’s team mate, Mubarak Wakaso, was part of the 8 substitutes. The others were Youcef Belaili and Youcef Atal of Algeria, Andre Onana and Andre Anguissa of Cameroon, Mehdi Benatia of Morocco, Cedric Bakammbu of DR Congo and Carolus Andrea of Madagascar.The second round of the tournament starts on July 5. Ghana’s Jordan Ayew was adjudged by CAF as one of the best eleven performers in the first round of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.The Swansea City has led the line for Ghana in their three matches and scored twice in their group games against Benin and Guinea-Bissau.The list was put out by CAF on Wednesday after the group stages ended on Tuesday.Ayew is joined on that list by Mohammed Salah, Mohammed El-Shenawy, Ahmed Hegazy and Ahmed Elmohamady of Egypt, Yaya Banana of Cameroon, Ashraf Hakimi of Morocco, Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina of Madagascar, Ismail Bennacer and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria, and Sadio Mane of Senegal.
Netherlands out of Euro 2016 as Turkey and Croatia qualify
The Netherlands’ miserable European Championship qualifying campaign came to an end with a 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic on Tuesday, meaning the nation who finished third at the 2014 World Cup will not take part in Euro 2016.Pavel Kaderabek opened the scoring in the 24th minute after cutting down the right flank, and 11 minutes later Josef Sural made it 2-0 with a goal from close range.There was hope for the Dutch as Marek Suchy was sent off for the Czechs shortly before half-time, but it was extinguished when Robin van Persie comically headed into his own net in the second half.Consolation goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Van Persie were not enough as the defeat meant the Dutch finished fourth in Group A with four wins, a draw and five losses.Netherlands’ loss was Turkey’s gain as they qualified as the best third-place team after a 1-0 win over Iceland, who had already qualified alongside the group-winning Czechs. Gokhan Tore was sent off for a bad foul in the 78th minute, but Selcuk Inan’s remarkable 89th-minute free kick clinched the victory for the Turks.Turkey’s win meant Hungary barely missed out on qualifying for next summer’s tournament as the best third-placed team.Turkey only overtook Hungary because Kazakhstan won 1-0 at Latvia, Islambek Kuat scoring the only goal by surging through the Latvian defence and slotting past goalkeeper Andris Vanins in the 65th minute.The result meant Latvia finished bottom of the group instead of Kazakhstan, giving Turkey an additional four points in the race for top third-placed team because results against the sixth-placed side are discounted. Turkey only managed two draws against Latvia but beat Kazakhstan twice. Hungary finished with 15 points against non-sixth-placed teams, one less than Turkey on 16.Croatia also qualified for Euro 2016 by winning 1-0 at Malta in Group H.Ivan Perisic’s 25th-minute goal was enough for Croatia to qualify as runners-up in Group H despite being deducted a point for a racist incident last year.Perisic got behind a loose ball inside the Malta area and hit a powerful right-footed effort to beat goalkeeper Andrew Hogg.Norway will settle for a playoff spot after seeing a second-half lead disappear in a 2-1 defeat to Italy, who won Group H. A win would have seen Norway qualify instead of Croatia, and Alexander Tettey had given his side the lead in the 23rd minute with a 20-yard left-footed shot towards the right corner that beat Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.But Italy struck back through Alessandro Florenzi in the 73rd minute. Sebastian Giovinco’s cross from the left saw Haitam Aleesami chest the ball back to keeper Orjan Nyland, only for Florenzi to nip in and strike the ball into the back of the net.Graziano Pelle scored the winner for the Azzurri eight minutes from time as he struck a left-footed volley past a helpless Nyland.”They were much better than us in the 90 minutes and they of course deserved to win,” Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo said. Bosnia-Herzegovina secured a playoff spot from Group B with a 3-2 win at Cyprus.Bosnia took the lead after 12 minutes when midfielder Haris Medunjanin curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area.Cyprus drew level in the 32nd minute when Constantinos Charalambidis tapped home after goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could only parry Georgios Efrem’s shot and went ahead nine minutes later when Nestoras Mitidis turned in Jason Demetriou’s low cross.Medunjanin scored his second to draw Bosnia level shortly before half-time and Milan Djuric, seven minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute, earned all three points for the visitors when he headed home at the back post.Dries Mertens, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard scored as Belgium eliminated Israel’s slim hopes with a 3-1 win. Belgium went in front after the hour when De Bruyne set up Mertens in the box and his right-footed shot from 12 yards towards the far post beat Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano.De Bruyne made it 2-0 with a powerful free kick which beat Marciano, who conceded again when Mertens set up Hazard in the box and the Chelsea star’s right-footed shot found the net.Israel got their goal when Hemed headed Zahavi’s cross past Mignolet.The win means Belgium will take over as the No. 1 nation in the FIFA World Ranking next month.Wales, who qualified on Saturday, received goals from stars Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to defeat Andorra 2-0. Five minutes after half-time, Bale worked himself into space down the right to deliver a cross towards the unmarked Ashley Williams and, when goalkeeper Ferran Pol pushed his header out, the ball fell kindly to Ramsey, who finished from close range with his weaker left foot.Bale’s seventh goal of this Euro 2016 campaign came four minutes from time when Ben Davies crossed and his shot had enough power to beat Pol.Bulgaria defeated Azerbaijan 2-0, Mihail Aleksandrov and Dimitar Rangelov scoring in a meaningless game in Group H.Aleksandrov opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he headed Ivelin Popov’s outswinging corner from the right low into the net.And Rangelov sealed his side’s third win of the campaign with a 56th-minute header, meeting Zhivko Milanov’s right-wing cross.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. These games were live on SuperSport, your world of champions. 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