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Common Sense Tips

Does Making Your Child Feel Guilty about Negative Behavior Help?

“You hurt me when you do that.” “When your sister grows up she will hate herself because you’re so mean to her.” “You are making me so sad right now.” These are examples of phrases parents say to stop their child’s negative behavior “when all else fails”. Although making a child feel guilty sometimes helps temporarily it also can lay the groundwork for emotional scars over time.

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