Advice on Disciplining Our KIDS…Because They Will Remember!

August 18, 2006

54796148.jpgI am extra careful with regard to disciplining my kids. In certain times of stress… your voice may become loud enough for you to realize later that you need to lower it down a bit! My wife always remind me to take it easy and we resort to non verbal or non contact strategies like no Gameboy privileges or standing in one corner for a number of minutes which usually work!

I thought of sharing with you a certain article that I read related to stress, anxiety and depression in later life and what contributes to them.  Medical News Today  highlighted this particular study by Florida State University which included 5000 subjects between 15 to 54 years of age. 

Verbal abuse included insults, swearing, threats of physical abuse and spiteful comments or behavior.

The FINDINGS

1.The study showed that people who were verbally abused as children grew up to be self-critical adults prone to depression and anxiety.

2. People who were verbally abused had 1.6 times as many symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

3. Those verbally abused as a child were twice as likely to suffer a mood or anxiety disorder over their lifetime.

IMPLICATION OF THE STUDY….

As parents therefore, it is our duty to understand that our verbal abuse can have long term effects on our children which can forever affect their lives as adults and as parents….

Avoid calling them names or hurl insults to their behavior because these will forever hurt them… and they will remember!

Be Critical in Disciplining Your Kids…

Think Twice Before You Act! 

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2 Responses to “Advice on Disciplining Our KIDS…Because They Will Remember!”

  1. maxim Says:

    Yes, the challenge is indeed great to instill discipline with kids in creative and effective ways without resorting to verbal abuse.

  2. maffey Says:

    This is very informative and very helpful to parents. A must read.


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