10 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Child

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10 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Child [EXPERT]
... featuring advice from our experts about how to punish kids without causing psychological harm.

9. Give your kid more responsibility with age. With tweens and teens, you lose trust and credibility when you pile on the rules and punishments. They're old enough to be part of a conversation and understand how their actions are inappropriate, or affect others.. This is the time for you to hand off responsibility to your tween or teen, not be in a power struggle. — Fern Weis

10. Provide your child with a choice. No matter what their age, kids like to have choices. They feel they have some control, and are less likely to have a tantrum or give you the attitude that leads to everyone having a meltdown. — Fern Weis 

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