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An Ineffective and Dangerous Form of Punishment

'Benjamin Button Haircut' for Children No Laughing Matter
by Pauline Anderson, February 11, 2015

The worst kind of punishment that you can give to a child is to humiliate them in front of their peers; and teens are particularly vulnerable to being shamed.  Humiliating experiences often provoke a backlash of even more destructive behaviors and, worse, have a high potential to result in lifelong problems. When punishment is necessary, it must be utilized in a way in which the child will still feel that their parents will keep them safe and can still be trusted.  Read the article for a very fine assessment. 

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/839619?src=rss




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