A great site for learning the art of persuasion and influence. If we’re going to have a successful movement, winning hearts and minds is imperative. Here’s an excerpt regarding using praise with children: The danger of praise It is very easy to get praise wrong. Here are a few ways that praise can unexpectedly demotivate people. Ability vs. effort Mueller and Dweck (1998) gave 400 children a test and then told each that they had got 80% right. They then…
New research from Penn State. http://news.psu.edu/story/497338/2017/12/13/research/father’s-rejection-may-increase-child’s-social-anxiety-loneliness
Our response? Doesn’t matter, still unethical. This is the power of the moral argument, folks. It has to be prioritized over the argument for effect. How many studies on spanking do we need to read? None. Do we need to be doctors of child development, or experts on the effects of spanking? No. Can you support this movement in your personal life, with whatever credentials you currently have? Absolutely.
Was just reading that “The reason most frequently given (by 49% of parents) for limiting outdoor play was, “They may be in danger of child predators””. The data gives us a very different picture, as violence and abuse prevalence continues to drop. And proponents of spanking are proving to be on the wrong side of history. The world is becoming gentler to children, and the trend will soon reach a tipping point, when aggression to children is no longer something…
Work from Peter Gray, a prominent researcher of homeschooling and un-schooling.
Three links here. Important stuff to know. If the types of abuse are more or less equally damaging, shouldn’t we oppose them both with the same vehemence? Where are the marches and charities to end verbal/psychological abuse toward children?
Praise your children for working hard.
Studies like this, which tell us “it’s not just genetics” are always a relief. Actions you take today can shape your children’s personality.
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