Replacing Punishment With Connection

“… To punish kids, very simply, is to make something unpleasant happen to them — or prevent them from experiencing something pleasant – usually with the goal of changing their future behavior. The punisher makes them suffer, in other words, to teach them a lesson” (Alfi Kohn) Definition of revenge: To inflict punishment in return… Continue reading Replacing Punishment With Connection

Max the Cat (a cooperative game)

Max the Cat is for ages 4-7 (my big kids still like to play) It is for up to 8 players. Did I hear a collective groan when you heard, “A cooperative game”? What is this hippy dippy stuff, right? But cooperation is a CRUCIAL life skill. Even in football. I personally find cooperative games… Continue reading Max the Cat (a cooperative game)