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Propaganda Press (or the Ways We Try to Influence Our Children)

Posted by Jen on November 17, 2009 at 7:00 AM in Parenting tips
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I found this old cartoon I drew on the sideboard at my neighbor Meryl's house last night when we were eating dinner. I had forgotten all about it, I told her. I can't seem to part with it, she replied.

Three years later, and I can tell you all my attempts at passing off propaganda as the best advice for children ever have a very short shelf life, but still. I can't help but love the non-violent nature of at least trying to teach kids how to self-evaluate where they are on the cooperation continuum.

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What do you think? The power of positive thinking or skirting the issue--listen or else!

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Lauren writes...

As the mother of a special needs child, I can tell you that social stories work really well for us, and I understand they work well for typical children as well.

Amy writes...

I know that most of the kids I teach love conversation bubbles! Which is probably part of the reason why the pigeon books are so popular. I say positive thinking! :)

rachael writes...

haha... LOVE this... esp now that i'm babysitting! yesterday there were lots of "unplanned" ideas that your kids came up with. but they sound like so much fun to me, too... that i can't say no! haha.. .love it

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