Behaviour & Discipline



The overwhelming evidence against smacking

Here is the real sticky wicket with physical punishment: It works amazingly well when you want short-term results but striking a child is a sign of lack of control, not authority.

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Parents and school are going back to basics when it comes to children playing.

In praise of a common-sense parenting revolution

Staff and parents are finally making choices to allow primary students to climb trees again, to roll down grassy banks, and to-do handstands and cartwheels again because not only is that good for children physically, it helps build resilience.

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