Stuff co.nz 29 July 2019
Family First Comment: As we predicted…
“Research has also found that yelling at children can have the same negative effects as physical discipline.”
Perhaps – as we always said – the focus should be on the type of parent (dysfunctional and negligent) rather than the type of technique used (smack, time out, telling off).
If you want your kids to have a bath, brush their teeth, do their chores, or go to bed, you might need to lower your voice.
According to parenting expert Te Karere Scarborough from The Parenting Place, shouting at your kids with the “caps lock on all the time” can become just as ineffective as smacking.
“Fear-based approaches don’t always [work]… long term,” he told Seven Sharp.
“What we’re trying to build into our kids is to give them the sense of mana.”
Research has also found that yelling at children can have the same negative effects as physical discipline.
So why do we resort to yelling in the first place?
Scarborough explained it has a lot to do with our personal internal agendas, and while it does result in immediate compliance, it does wear off.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/114598480/shouting-at-kids-losing-effectiveness-parenting-expert-says