Closeup Rachel Wigglesworth

Rachel Wigglesworth, once a wildlife biologist, turned her research skills toward another passion: childhood development and parenting.

In my last column, published on Dec. 5, 2018, I discussed the idea that the goal of discipline is to teach kids a skill rather than punish them for a challenging behavior.

“If I can’t punish my child for a misbehavior, does that mean I should let my child get away with it?” you might ask.

Rachel Wigglesworth has an M.Ed. in Parent and Family Education. She provides guidance to parents and caregivers through classes, workshops, and individual sessions at You can email her at or find her on Facebook.

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