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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Humiliating punishments don't work

Pass it on:  Humiliating punishments don't work to discipline children, and may have long-term consequences.

Better ways to discipline
To properly discipline a child, experts recommend the following:
  • Focus on the positive
  • Be proactive:
  • Listen to your kids:
  • Timeouts are appropriate for younger kids. For older kids, taking away privileges such as watching TV may be effective, Lansford said. In a classroom setting, teachers may consider rewarding kids for good behavior, Lansford said.
  • Parent should model the responsible behaviors they want children to repeat, Kersey said.
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