Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How do you discipline children ?

It is so hard to discipline children nowadays. We used many approaches: time-outs, removal of privileges, yelling and spanking. Sometimes they works, many time they don't, and we give up. In a survey of more than 2,000 parents of children between the ages of 2 and 11, researchers have found that more than 38% were using the same discipline methods their own parents used on them as a child. Overall, 45% of the parents using time-outs as a disciplinary action. Almost 42% removed their child's privileges, followed by 13% who resorted to yelling and 9% who opted to spank their children. Here is the bummer though- almost 31% of participants reported they believed their methods were not effective !

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4 Comments:

Blogger Tom Bailey said...

This is a tough issue to figure out exactly. Interesting blog.



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4:52 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes it doesn't matter what method you try.... it sounded like an interesting study.

8:36 AM

 
Anonymous Joel said...

Interesting blog.

5:05 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are really very different methods to disciplining children. Different methods work for different children. I guess it's the journey where you find out which method works best for you and your child. =)

3:28 AM

 

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