Posts tagged "discipline"

Mommie Dearest: On Adrian Peterson, Discipline & Child Abuse

Growing up, I was occasionally threatened with "the belt," or asked if I wanted a "patch on my tuchus" whenever I behaved extra naughty. But that's all they were — threats. Instead, my parents sent me to my room, took away prized privileges, or assigned me extra chores. Now, with my own son, there aren't…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 16, 2014

Turns Out, Kids Who Got Spanked Do Better In Life

I was spanked as a child, mostly for running away and for disobeying my parents. My brother got spanked for kneeing a classmate in the balls and trying to off me every couple months. I'm pretty well-adjusted, always did well in school despite my efforts to appear "punk rock," and I certainly never thought ill…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2010

Betty Draper, Mother Of The Year. No, Seriously!

Betty Draper doesn't take any crap. Well, until she booted Don out of the house last season, the "Mad Men" matron took a lot of crap from her two-timing husband. Rather, stay-at-home suburban mom Betty doesn't take any crap from her two oldest children, Sally and Bobby, and that brand of maternalism would make her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2009

The Daily Hotness: Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson released her 10th album, Discipline, on Tuesday, and while it has gotten some not-so-good reviews, Janet has staying power. She released her first record back in 1986, incited many grade-school girls to dance to "Rhythm Nation" or "Escapade" at a talent show, and forced us all get in touch with our sappy, emotional…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 28, 2008