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Verbal Reprimand

Aka: Verbal Reprimand, Verbal Punishment
  1. See Also
    1. Discipline
    2. Time-Out
    3. Positive Parenting Techniques
  2. Definition
    1. Scolding to eliminate a child's undesirable behavior
  3. Precautions
    1. Never use during a Time-Out
    2. Never shout
    3. Direct reprimand specifically at behavior
    4. Do not attack your child's character
  4. Key components of a reprimand
    1. Stop the behavior (e.g. Stop pinching)
    2. Why your child should stop (e.g. pinching hurts)
    3. Provide alternative (e.g. ask nicely for the toy)
  5. Efficacy
    1. Decreases negative behavior in the short-term
    2. Only effective if used infrequently
    3. If used indiscriminately then will reinforce behavior
    4. Not effective when used as only Discipline method
  6. References
    1. Wyckoff (1984) Discipline without Shouting, p. 8
    2. Banks (2002) Am Fam Physician 66(8):1447-52 [PubMed]
    3. Stein (1998) Pediatrics 101(4 Pt 1):723-8 [PubMed]

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