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Tagged With: behavior

Discipline in Antiphonal Iambic Tetrameter

The selfish and disrespectful behavior of my kids (especially Thing 1) – such as taking toys that other people were using, doing something mean because they think it’s funny, or breaking rules because they’re inconvenient – has thus far been resistant to correction. We needed to try something different. Necessity, as the saying goes, is … Continue reading »

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“Be” Attitudes

I’ve been telling myself ever since I finished my PhD that I’d get back into blogging. It’s pretty obvious that I’ve been about as successful at that as most new year resolutions or Lenten disciplines. Let’s hope that this is only the first of many new posts. 🙂 Starting even before Lent, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading »

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Discipline and the Scarcity Principle

I recently finished reading “Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert, B. Cialdini, PhD. It’s mostly about detecting persuasive tricks by propagandists, compliance agents, salesmen, and marketers. However, toward the end there is a bit about the scarcity principle that’s relevant to parents. The idea of the scarcity principle is that we instinctively desire scarce … Continue reading »

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