Pick up the Rod and Get Ready to Face Aggression Later: The New Mantra
Gone are the days of "Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child". Today's times are different. Haven't child psychologists and experts been screaming at the top of their lungs, trying to get the message that it is not alright to hit children, out effectively? Of course they have! But looks like many parents do not get it.
So for their benefit and information, here's another new bit of information - hitting kids will make them more aggressive (not to mention it could out you behind bars!).
While we do understand that it is highly important for parents to discipline their kids, hitting them is surely not an option. Try the good 'ol "Go to your room!" the next time, and while we do agree that it might not work as nicely and it might take more time for the message to get through, it would most definitely be a better approach.
Trying to talk to children is another good way of putting your point across. But then again, it requires a lot of patience. But it will be well worth it, that we can assure you.
Hitting children, as has been revealed by a recent study, makes children overly aggressive, and while they might not say anything to the parents directly, it will be very evident in the type of behavior they display overall.
Also, when parents hit, they unconsciously send a message to the child that it is alright to hit. For almost all the children, parents are the first role models, if not in every sense, then at least in a what-can-be-done-and-what-cannot-be-done way. So when you hit your child he/she would end up thinking that it is actually alright to hit, and that also contributes to him/her becoming more aggressive.
So let's all forget "Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child" and try and stick to "No Picking up the Rod, We'll Try and Talk".
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