Seven MYTHS of Effective Parenting

Peace at Home May 25, 2017 | Ruth Freeman

  • Punishment will change bad behavior.
  • More reminders lead to better behavior.
  • Explaining to your child why a behavior is wrong will lead him to stop that behavior.
  • Lots of praise just spoils your child.
  • Doing it once or twice means your child can do it regularly.
  • My other child did not need extra training, so this child shouldn’t need it either.
  • My child is just being manipulative.

The real story is that: You can get rid of almost any misbehavior by rewarding the positive opposite behavior.

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