Why Punishment?

I remember reading a paper for an education course which proposed that punishment was ineffective and unnecessary. The argument was that it is an awareness of natural consequences and social norms that teaches, rather than arbitrarily imposed restrictions. There was much class discussion on this topic. It was a radical concept for many of us, … Continue reading Why Punishment?

A Weekend with Uncle Jack

Maggie watched Karen sleep contentedly in the bed on the other side of the room. Sher slept on her stomach, Maggie noted, but didn't seem otherwise bothered by the events of the evening. If anything she seemed more relaxed than she had in the last few weeks. As her roommate, Maggie had become accustomed to … Continue reading A Weekend with Uncle Jack