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Georgia 58th State Worldwide To Ban Corporal Punishment

On September 20th, 2019, the country of Georgia (located at the intersection of Europe and Asia) adopted the Code on the Rights of the Child which explicitly prohibits corporal punishment in all settings. This makes Georgia the 58th state worldwide – and the 4th this year—to realize children’s right to equal protection from assault.

Despite this great news, only 12% of the world’s children are legally protected from all corporal punishment.

Grown & Flown

How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

Authors: Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington

Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars.

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Video showing examples of Tomkins 9 Innate Affects.
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