As many as 100,000 US adolescents currently spend at least part of the year in these therapeutic or disciplinary programs.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
Until Canadians challenge the normalization of violence against children, we will continue to support, or at least tacitly condone, something that by all accounts is harmful.
A scholar explains the popular use of the label 'cult,' and what makes it problematic.
Despite the failure of zero tolerance discipline policies in schools, the Trump administration is targeting an Obama-era memo that sought to limit such policies.
Almost total journalistic shutdown is worsening the UK prison crisis.
There is something disconcerting about the Western move to denounce the human rights records of post-colonial states.
Parents need to use different approaches to shape behaviour depending on the child's personality type.
In the Oscar-winning film 'Moonlight,' as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
When it comes to black hair, “common sense” is the least reliable tool for decision making since even black people are constantly changing their minds about what they want to do with their hair.
New research finds state zero tolerance laws do not improve student safety. In fact, they increase the use of suspensions and racial disparities in discipline.
Maxine McKew speaks with education expert John Hattie about the kind of debates we really should be having around education.
Spanking does not lead to better behavior by children. Instead, it could lead to some adverse, long-term consequences.
Children have their own idea of justice, which develops fairly early. So, what's fair sharing for children? What do they think about rewards and what is their idea of fair punishment?
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Showing your children affection and teaching them to see the consequences of their actions is more likely to promote good behaviour than smacking.
Discipline is necessary for children, but we need to teach them to self-discipline, not bribe them to be good.