So when you lose your cool with a kid (and let’s be honest it’s bound to happen) reserachers say “don’t yell at them.”
At least according to new findings from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, which said in part:
…Yelling leads to increased rates of depression and aggression just like we see with kids who receive corporal punishment.
But here’s the thing, there study looked at harsh verbal discipline, without really describing something like yelling “go to bed.”
Personally, I don’t have kids so the only experience I have is my own childhood – but I am so glad my parents taught me boundaries, respect for others and a lot of other valuable life lessons and it sure wasn’t something we always sat down to discuss in a calm and rational manner.
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What was your most memorable birthday party growing up? Was it because of where you had it? Always tons of cool choices: the movies, bowling, heard about a kdi who got to go to Medieval Times.
Let’s not forget Hooters on that list.
Was talking to a buddy this weekend who said that one of his kids was invited to a birthday party at a Hooters once. And we’re talking a kid that was probably
Turns out the birthday boy loved that place and when they asked where he wanted his birthday, he chose Hooters.
And I kind of thought he was joking, but I Googled it and it turns out that not only has Hooters spent the past few years trying to change their image into something more family friendly, but there’s a lot of videos out there of kids celebrating their birthday there.
Would you take your kid/attend a kid’s birthday party at Hooters? Every had any other strange venue choices?
Alanis Morissette owns a 10-pound stray dog, and claims her former house manager stole him. Circus is a chihuahua/dachshund mix. Maria Garcia’s had him full time at her home on orders of Alanis.
Garcia says Alanis couldn’t stand him; he was aggressive, ate a lot, had health problems and made messes when left indoors. She was also allergic.
According to Maria, Alanis has only seen him once in the past year. The manager asked if she wanted him back and she said absolutely not.
So we might have something more to fear from those red light cameras than a ticket for running a red.
Turns out the red-light camera program could cost upwards of $500,000 a year. That’s right. Half a million dollars. Per. Year. For about ten cameras around town.
That’s the estimate our council got last night, while they continue to promote them as a “wise investment in safety and a step toward a targeted 10% reduction in serious and deadly London collisions.”
If you happen to get caught by one, you could also be facing a $325 ticket to owners.
Councilman Orser said critics may have something to say about it, but as far as he’s concerned anyone who gets the ticket deserves it. “The only (drivers) that have anything to fear are the actual lawbreakers.”
I’m not against the idea, because we’ve got a major issue with people running red in this city. But have they ever considered other avenues? The first one I’d like to pitch out is maybe advanced greens that last longer than a few seconds at almost every major intersection in this city. Or lights that are in unison so you don’t get stopped at every intersection. Possibly even sensors that allow lights to follow the flow of traffic, as opposed to random timers that turn lights green at an intersection where there are no cars waiting to even go through.
What do you think? Do you have any other ideas to help with the traffic issues in this city?
Madonna’s still working out despite injuring her foot.
At 55, she bruised a bone while dancing in high heels in January. She’s been to SoulCycle in the city and the Hamptons because it’s “one of the few workouts she can do while hurt”. Madonna led a class with her trainer, at the opening of her Hard Candy studio in Toronto, and posted a photograph of herself exhausted after working out on Instagram.
She captioned: “Harder is Better! Post work out! Foot in the Ice Bath. A girl has to make a living!”
That’s why she had a cane at the Grammys and was also photographed hobbling around Beverley Hills after a ski holiday in January in Switzerland.
We could be saying that is Tony Couture has his way. He’s launched a “good riddance” campaign against Kellogg through an online petition at change.org to rename the street named after the company after the decided to pull up stakes and leave town.
Couture doesn’t work there, but lives around the corner from the plant and had friends who do, and says the city should drop the name Kellogg Lane to show solidarity with the hundreds of people losing their jobs when the plant closes.
Couture said it’s simple, “I don’t want their corporate label on my publicly-owned street. This is a goodwill gesture we are asking the city to do for the worker-citizens.” Not to mention it shouldn’t be an issue, since there aren’t any homes on the area lane.
Not only does he already have support on his petition, but Ward 4 city Coun. Stephen Orser said he’d back the change. “It sends a message to the company — at least a symbolic one. If people want it done, it’s something to support.”
…But does that also include chest hair? Last week we were talking about the (shockingly small) number of women who prefer bearded men over clean-shaven.
Well, it seems most agree that “hair don’t belong down there” since 76% of men have owned up to shaving their chest to please their partner.
Here’s a couple other facts for you from this study:
83% of men say that women with multiple tattoos are attractive
24% of women say that men with scars on their face are attractive
45% of women prefer not to kiss a man with a beard (again with the beards…)
So chest hair, tattoos, beards…or anything else a total dealbreaker for ya?
There’s a generation of us who were raised with spankings, and plenty will say it taught them well.
So probably shouldn’t be surprising, people are pushing for it as a way to deal with children. But what if it was someone else spanking your kids?
Kansas just shot down a bill by State Rep. Gail Finney, a bill that would allow “up to 10 forceful applications in succession of a bare, open-hand palm against the clothed buttocks of a child and any such reasonable physical force on the child as may be necessary to hold, restrain or control the child in the course of maintaining authority over the child, acknowledging that redness or bruising may occur on the tender skin of a child as a result.”
Yup, known as the “spanking bill” Finney said that she isn’t trying to bill legalize child abuse or anything of that sort, but to try and help educate and teach children in a variety of ways.
Finnery basically said that parents are free to spank their kids in Kansas, as well as just about every other state, but they have never defined where spanking crosses the line into abuse. In her words, the bill would :
“ (i) provide guidance to state officials in the administrative and judicial branches; (ii) serve as a guideline to parents; and (iii) protect Kansas children from abuse.”
Although that still doesn’t cover the fact it would allow not only parents, but teachers and caregivers to also dole out spankings. The bill may have been defeated this time, but with how hard Finney is pushing for it, it’s sure to come up again.