We know how children can push parents’ buttons and how parents can reach the end of their rope. We also understand cultural differences and parents using parenting practices that were used in their childhood. To that end, Love Our Children USA is against the use of any and all physical discipline anywhere, anytime.
Studies using corporal punishment to make children behave have actually shown opposite effects, whereby children have shown increased aggression.
Physical discipline is most often used when a parent is frustrated. Spanking in these circumstances can lead to an unintentional injury or more serious abuse.
Teach children that bad behavior has real consequences. By giving children time to think about their actions, and know the importance of apologizing, you can both to learn how to move on.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged by Love Our Children USA to use the following positive parenting and discipline methods:
by being a role model!
Teach children age-appropriate behaviors, self-control, responsibility, and accountability -- and at the same time increase their self-esteem. Treating children with love and nurturing even while using discipline, establishes a loving and nurturing behavior – a wonderful cycle to continue as an adult.
If you need help managing your anger and frustration, or want to learn more positive parenting skills, consult with a psychologist, physician, parenting educator, parenting group, mental health facility, school or Love Our Children USA for a referral.
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