28 Aug 2014

Parenting with Celia Lashlie: boys and school rules

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 28 August 2014

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Researcher and social justice advocate Celia Lashlie was the first female prison officer to work in a men's prison, and went on to run Christchurch women's prison. She is the author of two best selling books and set up the Good Man Project which she took to 25 boys schools across the country.

In this Nine to Noon parenting segment, she talks about boys and school rules. She says boys learn through action and consequence - and the consequence has got to be clear.

On the case of Lucan Battison, who won a court battle with his school over the length of his hair Celia Lashlie says:  

Let me be absolutely clear… he should have got his hair cut. He should have sucked it up, pulled his head in and got his hair cut.

Celia Lashlie talks to Kathryn Ryan about boys and school rules.