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Are there good ways of providing discipline at home without using physical force?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Studies have shown that physical force is not effective for discipline and can lead to a violent child.
You should use consistent and reliable time-outs to discipline your child.

In brief: Yes

Studies have shown that physical force is not effective for discipline and can lead to a violent child.
You should use consistent and reliable time-outs to discipline your child.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Time in and time out.
Time in is positively reinforcing good behavior- making a sticker chart by giving your child a sticker everytime they complete a task you asked for and time out for immediately showing them a consequence for inappropriate behavior (such as biting). Start time outs at about 2 yrs old and the length in min can equal the age of the child in years.

In brief: Yes

Time in and time out.
Time in is positively reinforcing good behavior- making a sticker chart by giving your child a sticker everytime they complete a task you asked for and time out for immediately showing them a consequence for inappropriate behavior (such as biting). Start time outs at about 2 yrs old and the length in min can equal the age of the child in years.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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