Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nurturing verses Guilt

Punishing a child with "negative" consequences only reinforces guilt, shame, resentment, blame, anger and hatred.


Conversely: a child will have a better appreciation of "consequences" when they are used as a reward system... To validate and reinforce well-being, self-worth and joy.

A nurturing parent will teach a child that consequences are earned.

Those who use punishment as leverage to induce guilt or shame will only provoke more. Thus, such emotions become powerful tools of war.

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