Enhancing Our Connection With Students

As a Houseparent, how important is connecting (our relationship) with our kids? Does what a student think about us make a difference or can we do our job if they “hate” you? And how well are we at connecting with our kids? I think that sometimes we focus more on the “house” part of houseparenting … Continue reading Enhancing Our Connection With Students

The Negative Consequences of Punishment

Wikipedia defines punishment as “the authoritative imposition of something negative or unpleasant on a person in response to behavior deemed wrong by an individual or group. ” The dictionary says it's “a penalty imposed on somebody for doing something wrong.” The common idea is that punishment is forced on someone who did something wrong by … Continue reading The Negative Consequences of Punishment