In the article “No Spanking, No Time-out, No Problems”, Olga Khazan uses many rhetorical strategies to support and persuade her audience. That traditional punishment methods of parents will not change a child’s/children’s unruly behavior overall, but positive reinforcement will increase the chances of better behavior not only now, but in the future as well. “Positive reinforcement is the presentation of a pleasurable consequence following a behavior” (Craighead). This twist to traditional discipline teaches children to work towards a resolution instead of teaching them to lean toward violence. “For example, the way that parents discipline their children is how children discipline their peers” (Khazan). Positive reinforcement will in turn improve
Hanna Rosin’s article, “The Overprotected Kid”, addresses the issue that kids are missing out on developmental benefits when they are not allowed to explore the world by weighing their own risks. She introduces rhetoric concepts such as audience, genre, and purpose to get her point across to her readers. Rosin uses these ideas to portray her opinion in a unique way to connect to her readers and persuade them to consider her viewpoint as their own. This article seems to be written as a persuasive journal entry to parents to sway their parenting behaviors to be less overprotective. In Rosin’s article, she makes a strong argument that kids need independence by making her audience, genre, and purpose known from start to finish.
Will good parenting skills change a child’s bad behavior? Some people may say that to fix a child’s behavior parents should involve punishment. Maybe they will also say that punishment leads to having a well-disciplined child. In the article, “No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problem,” Olga Khazan proposes a parenting intervention from a child psychologist, she utilizes it to persuade readers along with parents into believing that punishment cannot change negative behavior. Kazdin discusses the causes behind a negative behavior from a child and utilizes it to prove that punishment does not need to be utilized. Discipline causes children to center their consideration and outrage toward an “unfair” parent, maybe than on learning ypon their claim
Discipline is essential in raising a child. Betty Davis said, “Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child... If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” In the story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the parents do not discipline the kids. When parents do not discipline their children, it can cause consequences. Bradbury uses allusion, irony, and foreshadowing to suggest that when children are not disciplined, then it creates an unhealthy family.
Critchley believes that smacking a child is counterproductive to their development and it teaches the child that violence is the solution to any problem. Whilst Critchley believes this she still vouches that not all parents who use smacking as a form of discipline are child abusers. I agree with Critchley’s views on smacking children and will strive to keep them my whole life. But what’s more is that I believe the majority of people who smack their kids are not child abusers they just want to teach their child that it is seriously not ok to do what they were doing to provoke the parent to smack them. On the other hand though, there are the minority of parents that just use smacking to abuse their children so there is a time where we have to draw the line as to whether smacking is being used to abuse the child or if it’s being used to enforce good
The opinion piece ‘Gently Does It’ written by Cheryl Critchley, asserts the dire effect ‘smacking’ young children has on their development and potentially aggressive future. ‘Smacking’ often elicits a vehement debate, with parents saying it is their right and decision whether “to smack or not smack”, with others suggesting it proposes an unclear and burred line regarding domestic abuse. Critchley’s article was posted on the 10th of August 2013 in the Sunday Herald. This choice of platform is concurrent with an older target audience, particularly parents who or may not be partaking in the ‘harmful’ act of ‘chastisement.’ A maternal tone is adopted by Critchley throughout the entirety of her piece, whilst showing growing concern for the probable
If families do not have some form of discipline inside of their household things would begin to get out of control and become chaotic. So some parents choose to use spankings as a form of discipline. I think that spanking is necessary in raising children. In my household spanking was enforced for my siblings and I when we were younger, it was to teach us what’s right from wrong. Spanking is a disciplinary action where children can learn from it. Many oppose spanking as a form of discipline because psychologists, therapist, counselors plus many others have researched the behavioral, psychological and emotional effects. Some have found that it can lead to depression, delinquency etc. I do not think that spankings cause negative affects because of studies and personal experience. Certain circumstance in the household along with spanking may lead to negative outcomes.
In this part, I will examine Diana Baumrind 's parenting style. I want to explain mainly what the parenting style are. According to Baumrind and her colleagues, there are three parenting styles. These are authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles. Baumrind focused on communication and interaction between parents and child. Authoritarian parenting style; parents who have an authoritarian parenting style set strict rules for their children and rules are important for these parents. These families have a weak communication with their children. This communication based on discipline. Children have to
Spanking is a form of discipline that parents use towards their children when they are doing something that is deviant. However there are both pros and cons when it comes to spanking a child. A study done by Murray Strauss was conducted to see if spanking increased antisocial behavior in children. A total of 807 mothers, with children ages 6 to 9, were chosen in the study (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997). The results showed that 45% of mothers that spank their children do it around 2.1 times a week (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997). As the years progressed and the spanking continued, Antisocial Behavior tended to worsen as well. The study also found that when parents reduced their tendency of spanking, Antisocial Behaviors tended
Whether spanking is helpful or harmful to children continues to be the source of debate among both researchers and the public. Many argue that spanking your children helps inforce good behavior and is a form of discipline for the bad. Although this maybe the reason why parents spank their own children many say spanking is a form of abuse. They say spanking your child can cause mental health problems and can cause negative outcomes.
Concluding Sentence: Therefore, it is obvious that physical punishment is still being used by parents widely, yet this idea can be easily opposed due to the physical harm that the child is exposed to and how this creates children’s fear from their parents rather than loving them.
Spanking is a type of physical punishment involving the act of striking another person to cause pain, generally with an open hand. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddling, belting, caning, whipping, and birching, involve the use of an implement instead of a hand. Parents tend to spank their child to discontinue an undesired behavior. Throughout history there have been many forms of punishment, such as spanking, grounding, and timeouts. However, have you ever thought about the way it affects a child’s life? What is the long term outcome? Is there a better way to assist the situation? Many parents feel that it is unnecessary to spank a child because it is not okay to hit, on the other hand, other parents view it as a way of getting the child’s attention and telling them “No.” There are just as
When it comes to punishers there is no set theory on which events will function as a punisher. Thus, if you ignore a behavior, it will not be the best approach for a parent to help the adolescent eliminate certain behaviors. In each situation there has to be a reinforcement and a punishing contingency. These factors influence how a contingency function as a Punisher, this rich history of findings about reinforcement and punishment effects in the laboratory, led to the application of these principles to help people with real life problems. (Cipani. 2004). If you implement a punishment contingency towards a child's bad behavior you must supplement the reinforcement with punishment in which would be rewarding for the child.
First and most effective way of influence in young people’s behavior is giving a good example. There are cases when parents give their children negative examples by smoking, quarrelling, fighting and even beating each other in front of a child.