My Not-So-Mainstream Position about (High School) Education

Nobo Komagata March 25, 2018 (minor correction/revision on August 23, 2018) Goal   I would like to live in a peaceful world. I guess (almost) everyone, including children, would like too. Unfortunately, we, adults, have failed to build such a world (need evidence?). No wonder, many children and young adults do not aspire to live … Continue reading My Not-So-Mainstream Position about (High School) Education

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On Positive Behavior Support: A Critical View

Nobo Komagata PA7H.org October 17, 2016 (First Written: September 20, 2013) A Letter from the School At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, I received a letter from my daughter’s public elementary school. The letter states that the school community: “will implement a new and exciting school wide behavior initiative called Positive Behavior Support … Continue reading On Positive Behavior Support: A Critical View

Unconditional Parenting and Secure Attachment

Nobo Komagata Sachiko Komagata August 8, 2008 During their pregnancies, parents-to-be may read a lot of books on pregnancy, delivery, and child-rearing. But when the reality of dealing with newborn babies begins, even they may not be fully prepared for actual parenting. Naturally, every parent must be hoping to provide the best for his or … Continue reading Unconditional Parenting and Secure Attachment

Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism

Nobo Komagata insi2.org First written: September 4, 2009; Last revised: October 29, 2010 Abstract While attachment is crucial in attachment theory, non-attachment is valued in Buddhism. Is there any contradiction between these two? For example, would it be absurd to pursue both attachment and non-attachment, as can be seen in the practice of mindful parenting? … Continue reading Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism