14 min

Episode 34: Why Punishment Doesn’t Lead to Results That Last (and What To Do Instead) Your Parenting Long Game

    • Parenting

We need to teach our kids how to act responsible and respectful. But how do we respond when they don’t act that way? Most of us rely on strategies like yelling, nagging, or taking away things that they care about with the hope that that will motivate them to act better in the future. Often, however, these strategies don’t lead to long-term positive change. Learn 3 reasons that punishment (and other external motivators) don’t tend to lead to the results we want… and what to do instead. 

We need to teach our kids how to act responsible and respectful. But how do we respond when they don’t act that way? Most of us rely on strategies like yelling, nagging, or taking away things that they care about with the hope that that will motivate them to act better in the future. Often, however, these strategies don’t lead to long-term positive change. Learn 3 reasons that punishment (and other external motivators) don’t tend to lead to the results we want… and what to do instead. 

14 min

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