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aggressive childIs No Spanking And No Time Out Type of Discipline Ideal?
Parent Herald 30 March 2016
Family First Comment: “Spanking and using time-outs are usually used as a form of punishment in terms of taming a bad behavior in children. According to the director of Yale Parenting Center, however, punishment does not usually change a child’s behavior – “The way to get rid of a child’s negative behavior is not to do the punishment. Even a wonderful punishment, gentle punishment like time-out, or reasoning, those don’t work.”
Sigh!
Johnny – don’t hit your sister.
Johnny – please put that sharp knife down
Johnny – stabbing your sister is not nice
Johnny! – use words….. nice words
Johnny!! – where’s the blood coming from?!!?

Spanking and using time-outs are usually used as a form of punishment in terms of taming a bad behavior in children. According to the director of Yale Parenting Center, however, punishment does not usually change a child’s behavior.

The director of Yale Parenting Center, Alan Kazdin said that imposing punishment does not usually lead to reversing a child’s bad and unruly behavior, The Atlantic reported. Though disciplining the child through spanking and time-out may soothe the parent’s disappointment, but it does not necessarily change the child’s behavior.

Kazdin cited that one of the best ways to eliminate the negative behavior of the child is to use the “radical technique” of discipline. It can be achieved though positive reinforcement until the negative behavior would eventually be eliminated.

“Parents might start out reasoning, but they’re likely to escalate to something a little bit more, like shouting, touching, firmly dragging their child, even if they’re well-intentioned.” Kazdin pointed out. The way to get rid of a child’s negative behavior is not to do the punishment. Even a wonderful punishment, gentle punishment like time-out, or reasoning, those don’t work.”

Kazdin then explained the process on how the positive reinforcement works. He explained that the behavior can be corrected by focusing on three aspects which is similar to cause and effect.

“What it amounts to is an area of research that’s called applied behavior analysis, and what it focuses on are three things to change behavior: What comes before the behavior, how you craft the behavior, and then what you do at the end,” Kazdin explained.
READ MORE: http://www.parentherald.com/articles/33305/20160330/is-no-spanking-and-no-time-out-type-of-discipline-ideal.htm

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