Parent & Caregiver Interactive Quiz

1. Taking away privileges is more effective in changing a child's behavior than spanking.

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  • This technique works especially well for older children, and especially well when the consequences are related to the inappropriate behavior.
  • Letting children learn appropriate behavior by using consequences is a good way to discipline without spanking. Though spanking may change behavior in the short-term, it doesn't teach kids to behave and often does more harm than good.

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Research has shown that spanking is not an effective way to teach children. To find out more about parenting skills, click here.

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