Discipline and Punishment – Shrinking It Down
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Punishment. It’s not the most fun part of the job, but parents know they have a responsibility to discipline their kids when they do something that’s not right – stealing, hitting, staying out past curfew. But how do you make the punishment fit the crime, and help your kid to process the situation after the fact so that it doesn’t happen again? Also, why might a psychologist or psychiatrist ask a child about discipline measures at home? In this episode of Shrinking It Down, Gene and Steve put their heads together to think about discipline, punishment, and what makes sense for children and teens.
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- Happy Spring! (MGH Clay Center)
- Discipline Shouldn’t Lead to Tears (Fatherly)
- Giving a 2-Year-Olda 15-Minute Time-Out (MGH Clay Center)
- A 9-Year-Old Has No Remorse for Stealing But Always Lets Himself Get Caught: What Should Parents Do? (MGH Clay Center)
- Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses (Journal of Family Psychology)
- How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger (NPR)
- New Zealand Bans ‘Every Semi-Automatic Assault Weapon Used in the Terrorist Attack,’ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Says (Newsweek)
Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
Music by Gene Beresin
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