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Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works January 13, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Life, Lifestyle, News.
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Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works: Study – Forbes.com
About 31 percent of the parents said they “never” or “sometimes” perceived that their discipline methods were effective, the study found. It also found that 38 percent of parents said they used the same methods of discipline as their own parents — an approach that was often considered ineffective.

“There was actually an inverse relationship between self-reports of yelling at children and perceived effectiveness of discipline,” said study author Dr. Shari Barkin, chief of the division of general pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“But we strongly suspect that both yelling and spanking might be underreported, because we know when parents perceive their methods are not working, as a third reported, then emotion can quickly escalate,” The Nemours Foundation has advice about disciplining children by age group.

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