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Jo Shapcott is working on her next book of poems, provisionally titled The Book of Life. Her interests include poetry and science, poetry and the body and poetry and the environment.

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But… but… but… I thought. We’ve been giving our kid timeouts for years.

“All behavior,” Hatfield said, “is communication.”

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That daylong parenting class was a game-changer for me.

When our daughter was 5 and really pushing our buttons — emotionally speaking — my husband and I decided to take a one-day parenting class. (It turns out when you get two strong-willed people together, they create a strong-willed child. Who knew?)

“Nine times out of 10,” she said, “the response has something to do with timeouts.”

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I believe in giving back to the community in which I live. All of us here in America and Centennial, in particular, have numerous privileges that many people in the world can only dream of. We have access to excellent education. We are protected by policemen, firefighters, and other public servants who work for the safety and betterment of our community. There are so many luxuries we simply take for granted; the idea of not having running water or reliable electricity is a completely foreign concept to us. Few of us have ever had to walk farther than the kitchen sink when we are thirsty, let alone worry about whether the water we are drinking could kill us. Many people in the world do not have these same luxuries. For this reason, I believe that each of us has the responsibility of giving back to the community.

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When it was over, and my husband and I returned home to Maxine, we no longer saw a defiant child who was trying to push our buttons. We saw a 5-year-old girl with a 5-year-old brain and a 5-year-old’s heart.

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What all this suggests is that, when our charitable giving would impose risks of harm on particular individuals, there are a number of things we need to know to determine whether it would be wrong to proceed. First, we need to know how good overall each of our acts is likely to be. According to consequentialists, this is all we need to know. But according to non-consequentialists who believe there are moral constraints on imposing risks of harm on individuals, we need to know more. To what extent would we be engaged in intrapersonal rather than interpersonal risk balancing? (Again, realistic cases will often involve a mixture of the two types of risk balancing.) How serious are these risks to individuals, in terms of degree of likelihood and degree of harm? To what extent do those affected by our act prefer the package of risks of harms and chances of benefits it delivers to them?

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Ferris, Dana. 2001. “Error feedback in L2 writingclasses. How explicit does it need to be? Journalof Second Language Writing, vol.10, 3, pp. 161-184.

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I give back to my community by doing Search and Rescue (SAR). In my opinion, there is no greater feeling than seeing the gratitude in the eyes of a parent when you find their beloved child. When I see that gratitude, I feel like I am really earning all the benefits bestowed upon me by American society.