Is Technology Preventing Two Key Ingredients for Kids’ Relationships?

March 6th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Selflessness and empathy are two of the most important ingredients for children to develop healthy relationships. Selflessness involves the capacity for children to place the concerns of others appropriately ahead of their own. It allows others to sense that, whatever children do, their interests will be considered. Empathy is the ability […]


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Should Parents Raise Their Own Children?

April 16th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor This is, I realize, a rather heretical question to ask given the size of the “parent-industrial complex,” the fact that the word parent has morphed from being a noun (i.e., what someone is) into a verb (i.e., what someone does), and the recent proliferation of “I am a better parent than […]


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Just Following Orders

April 15th, 2011

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Corporal Punishment in Schools

February 14th, 2011

By Tom Carter Interesting article in the Washington Post today about corporal punishment in schools — teachers or principals hitting kids as punishment for misbehaving.  I have to admit that it has been many years since I even thought about it.  I guess I assumed that in today’s namby-pamby world in which the education of […]


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What to Get My Kids for Christmas

December 21st, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor I’ve been having another one of those “end  of civilization as we know it” moments lately. It started when my wife and I began Christmas shopping for our daughters and were overwhelmed by the seemingly unending universe of toys from which to choose (don’t even get me started on how the […]


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