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Free Man – The Manifesto of Educators

By S.Soloveychik
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… Each man has his or her values and highest goals in this real world. Yet, there is one highest value, which all other goals and values correspondingly relate to. It is extremely important for teachers and educators to understand what this highest value is…

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Talent of Freedom – Notes to Free Man

By S.Soloveychik
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THIS HAPPENS ALWAYS: some well known concept suddenly comes out from the shadow to the light, from the ordinary – to the most important. Together with this word move on the values scale something very important in our understanding of a man, the relation of people, is enlightening. Thus, in our eyes, almost forgotten word mercifulness has changed, raised for the first place…

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Parenting – The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment (Part 2)

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Relying on the consequences to teach lessons may work. Parents may achieve instant obedience. But is it really worth it? Be it parents, who give consequences, or life, they are all external sources of punishment. However, the only source of punishment that leads to actual discipline is internal.

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Parenting – The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment (Part 1)

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Comparing discipline and punishment in parenting is like comparing an apple with an orange, or more precisely, an apple tree with an orange. By discipline most parents assume something positive. We can say “well-disciplined child” with approval, whereas we can’t say “well-punished child.” The latter doesn’t sound right, it sounds too negative. Parents want the […]

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Have Responsibility – Through Self-Liberation

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In order to raise responsible children parents give them freedom, hoping that “with freedom comes responsibility” (Eleanor Roosevelt). That is true with one important clarification. “Freedom that leads to responsibility is not given or granted; it is obtained by internal efforts. A child develops not by freedom itself, as some people think, but by the […]

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Parenting Hottest Topic -Discipline

It's All About Dignity
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One day a friend of mine, a father of four children, asked me, “What do you think of disciplining children?” “What do you mean exactly?” “How would you discipline a six years old child if he takes things from a neighbor’s home without asking permission?”

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