Foxnews' "Special Report with Brit Hume" today reported alarming news. A study out of the University of Washington (U-Dub to the locals), found that parents are leaving their kids with unlicensed, uneducated and unsupervised child-care providers. Oh my gosh! What do they call these people? Well, grandparents, aunts and uncles, just to name a few. The professors in their ivory towers are worried that kids could fall behind, because these people, these grandparents, don't have the formal training in child development and early childhood education. One professor even said that these people don't know "modern discipline techniques."
I'm not sure that modern discipline techniques are necessary. You can ask my grandfather for verification, but the belt always seemed to instill discipline in me.