Openly disciplining a child in front of others can crush a child’s self-esteem.
By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | October 1, 2014
Here are a few don’ts that found their way onto my easy parenting list; some came from the Freehold Parents Anonymous Group members and one came from Chelsey – who felt we were too strict (A sure sign of good parenting!).
Don’t Correct Children in Front of Others
Correcting children is a parent’s duty but doing it in front of others is terribly demeaning and damaging to a child’s self-esteem. When other people see a parent berating a child in public, they don’t think, ‘what a great parent,’ they are thinking, ‘oh that poor child.’ If correction is truly needed immediately then the parent should call the child aside and have a short conversation in private.
Don’t Make Promises
Getting locked into a promise is dangerous for a parents’…
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