Taken from HERE.
What does the research show?
How do these findings relate to ACT?
- Let children know what you expect, with simple statements. “Please put away your toys right now.”
- Give warnings and reminders, without threats. “When you put away your toys, then you can go outside with your friends.”
- Tell a child what to do rather than what not to do. “Please use a soft voice,” instead of “Stop yelling!”
- Follow through with praise for following instructions or consequences for disobeying.
Your children deserve the very best life. Living in fear is no way to live.
**And to those who are all butthurt about this article that states that screaming at children regularly is abuse, I suggest you read THIS post, and perhaps grow up and move on. Obsessing over this one post makes you look crazy. Bye bye now!**