Asbestos. Though you’re likely familiar with the insidious minerals used in fireproofing and a number of other applications, first responders to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and residents in the area know intimately the dangers it can pose. Once you’ve breathed in even a single fiber of asbestos — a “known human carcinogen” — you’re theoretically …
Do you view parenting as largely a fear-based exercise?
Left to their own devices, will children revert to a Lord of the Fliesethos?
Are kids inherently naughty and boorish?
Were you raised by time outs, consequences, spankings, or behavior charts?
Do you believe they’ll be grateful for your firm hand and “tough love” when they grow up?
What if the strict rule-oriented adversarial, “manipulation not friendship” parenting model isn’t quite right for your kids?