Spanking and other types of corporal punishment tend to make children rebel. In contrast to other corrective methods that will easily teach them a valuable lesson. Children don’t think prudently like adults do. However, they do have a sense of fairness which doesn’t help when punishment is being issued. For the reason that the child may realize that he or she is being mistreated and unloved when punished.
‘It’s Not Discipline, It’s a Teachable Moment’ states that many parents and educators use various forms of punishment to discipline. However, in doing so, they tend to inadvertently reinforce inappropriate behaviors. While time-outs can be effective in helping young children control their emotions, many adults misuse the technique, by making it too long or scolding the child during the time-out. As the article points out, parents will often drop whatever they are doing in order to discipline their child in cases where they are acting up, which is exactly what the child wants, thus rewarding them. Moreover, it is much more effective to reward children for their desirable behavior.
Positive parenting, re-establishing trust, and being attuned to children’s emotions can play a big role in diminishing the harmful effects of this trauma. The parent-child relationship must be focused on in order to help a child come through this disturbance. The Impact of Domestic Violence on Preschoolers It is a sad fact that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents. This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers development cognitively and emotionally. Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2007) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2007).
It is however linked to one’s experience while growing up. Some parents are known to narrate stories to their kids on how tough their life was while growing up and may at times end up differing on issues. In such eventualities, some tend to resort to violence as a means to express their anger. While doing so, rarely does it achieve its intended goal as hoped, but could at times only harden kids at such a tender age (Gershoff). Such kids could grow up in anger and result in more violence.
Some signs for emotional abuse may be that the child is unattached to the parents, or showing extreme behavior such as excessively obedient or extremely insubordinate. They may also act very fearful or reserved. Warning signs of physical abuse will obviously be more easy to spot as they may include repeated bruising, abrasions, or welts. The child may wear clothing that is out of place for the situation in order to cover up markings caused by physical harm. If a child is afraid to go home that could be a strong sign that the child will be abused there.
Child abuse is a complex phenomenon with multiple causes. Understanding the causes of abuse is crucial to addressing the problem of child abuse. Parents who physically abuse their spouses are more likely than others to physically abuse their children (Garbarino, & Garbarino, 1994). Many physically abusive parents and caregivers insist that their actions are simply forms of discipline—ways to make children learn to behave. But there is a big difference between using physical punishment to discipline and physical abuse.
Children of separated couples may also perform worse at school and have poorer future employment prospects. Some children are less likely to have successful relationships themselves as adults. However, it is not inevitable that all children will suffer long term harm from the break up of a parent’s relationship. Reference: One plus One strengthening relationships www.oneplusone.org.uk New Sibling: Very young children will find this the most difficult to cope with, vying for parental attention for the first time. Some children may ‘play up’ in response to the stress of the life change.
Love is very crucial to a child’s life especially to infants. Love is not only needed by children, but also by adults. Adults know they will get lonely if they do not get love. Some adults might even go into depression. Imagine what would happen to a child if he or she did not get the love they needed.
Children that are raised by strict parents are showing abnormal outcomes, such as depression, disquietness and poor social skills. Parenting styles are persistent patterns of behavior of a caregiver toward one or more children. The caregiver is normally a parent but may also be some form of baby sitter (e.g., a relative, nanny, au pair, etc....). In practice, the specific reaction of any responsive caregiver to any child will vary with the demands of the situation. However, in spite of the obvious contributions children may make to their own social interactions, parenting styles refer to general patterns of caregiver behavior.
Negative reinforcement has it’s strengths as it may enhance learning if used properly and appropriately. This can be done by placing students in mildly unpleasant situations so they can ‘escape’ when their behaviour improves (Kern & Clemens, 2007). There are several rules to follow for negative reinforcement to be effective. Describe the desired change in a positive way. Don’t bluff.