Spare the rod but don’t spoil the child: parents must set the right example
Survey of 62 countries reveals talking to children about misbehaviour doesn’t always fix it
“I was a wonderful parent before I had children,” writes Adele Faber, the author of How to Talk so children Will Listen & Listen So children Will Talk.
But listening and children don’t always go together as a study on different forms of discipline, based on a survey of almost 216,000 families in 62 countries, shows.
Explaining to a misbehaving child what they did wrong may not always work, but it definitely beats spanking, which worsens aggression and distraction, the global research found...