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How to respond to bullying

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Question of the day: My child is being bullied at school.  How should I handle it? Too often do we hear people say things like: “It’s a normal part of growing up”, “We all went through that”, and “It will teach him how to be a man”.  There is nothing normal about bullying, and just […]

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Ten keys to effective child discipline

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Originally posted on 2 January 2015 on the WordPress Blog “Called to Parent”.  I think it is still relevant…. When I work with parents I am often asked about child discipline, and so I will present some ideas here.  These ideas are mine, and they represent my own experiences in working with parents and children […]

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Discipline in schools… why is it all gone?

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Discipline in schools… why is it all gone? By Werner van der Westhuizen “Since we are no longer allowed to discipline children in schools, everything is falling apart.” This is an argument I have heard from teachers and encountered on social media many times in recent months, and it mostly refers to the abolishment of […]