Category: Circle

Accept the Individual, Not the Behaviour

Shane had remarried and had other children, but still felt a sense of obligation to the children fro…

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Send Consistent Signals

I was travelling home by plane recently and a stressed young family came aboard and then sat across…

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Model Repentance

“It is him or me!” The Physical Education teacher glared at me and spat out the words. It had be…

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Keep Things Simple

She had been in over 20 foster homes. Each home had their own set of rules. Some were complex. Some…

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Let the Natural Consequences Reign

While listening to idle chatter in the boy’s dorm one evening, it became clear that one of the sen…

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Look at the Context

A New Zealand Catholic priest on Kiribati (a small Pacific atoll on the equator) provided me with on…

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Treat All the Same – But Differently

The hallmark of Christian discipline is to show the same individual care. However, fairness and cons…

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Admit When You are Wrong

We make no claims as teachers or parents to be perfect. We make mistakes. Let’s use those opportun…

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Take the Time to be Fair

There is no substitute for spending time with our children or students. You may read articles that s…

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