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Latest Blog Posts for ClaytonPaulThomas

  • A Passionate Plea for a Teacher—TO TEACH
    on May 14, 2013 in Child Education Educators Student Teacher
    I think most of us know that (nationally speaking) there are a lot of problems with high school education.  There is a disconnect at certain schools.  Some students do not want to learn due to a poor attitude.  It also could be a lack of understan...
  • Why I Avoid Arguing with ChildrenWhen parents and children live in the same house for years, tensions can get a little high at times.  It may be that parents feel children need to be disciplined and children do not like it.  It could be that children are trying to gain a certain a...
  • Criminalizing Kindergarteners
    on Apr 30, 2013 in Authority Child Education
    What should happen to a boy in kindergarten who has had a history of poor behavior and decides to kick his female principal?  Should she place her hands on him?  Should she call the parents?  There is a trend that is not widely talked about but ha...
  • Detention for Kindergarten Tardiness?
    on Apr 23, 2013 in Authority Education Family School
    A Texas kindergarten student named Brooke from Olympia Elementary School was subjected to two days of lunch detention due to being tardy.  This specifically means that the child sat facing a wall by herself.  On the surface, this probably sounds ab...
  • How I Talked About The Boston Marathon with My Child
    on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Last week, I wrote an article called Teaching Hatred Through Sports.  Little did I know about the hatred that would occur yesterday at the Boston Marathon.  Although the entire situation sickens me; I have understood that one of the dead is an 8 ye...
  • Teaching Hatred Through SportsRivalries in sports are as old as the sports themselves.  We love cheering our team on to victory and (on occasion) smashing the other team’s dreams.  There is a line though which is crossed a lot which (at the least) is unhealthy.  The line...
  • Teacher Rattled by Violent Threat ResponseYesterday, Annie’s Mailbox printed a question posed by a teacher of two seven year old students with “major behavioral issues.”  Both students have threatened to kill her with a gun.  The teacher has gone to her principal and vice...
  • The Allowance DilemmaA question was posed to me recently about what age is the right place to start to get an allowance and what the conditions should be.  Here are my thoughts and they may surprise you a bit. For the people who check in just to get a quick answer, here...
  • 4 Tips Before Your Child Takes a Standardized Test
    on Mar 19, 2013 in Child School
    I have seen many children’s faces this time of year.  For some, the little wrinkles and the pursed lips seem to come out even more than when they get into trouble.   For others, they seem to get a bit more quiet than usual even to the point o...
  • Three Ways to Gently Discipline a Child
    on Mar 12, 2013 in Authority Child Discipline
    There is a misconception by some parents that discipline has to be confrontational.  While it’s true that disciplining a child isn’t always fun, there are ways it can be done to take the sting out of it.  The truth is that there are man...
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