Kinder, More Effective Alternatives to Punishment

We can guide our children, and set appropriate boundaries, without resorting to threats, intimidation, coercion, or punishment.

“The kids who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving ways”

– Dr. Russell Barkley

“As adults, we often view children’s behaviour through an adult lens, making assumptions based on adult life experiences and adult-sized cynicism.”

– Jillian Enright, ADHD 2e MB

A thoughtfully questioning, passionately curious, and humorously resourceful child who delights in inventing ‘compromises’ and who endlessly pushes the boundaries tends to become a thoughtful, passionate, resourceful adult who will change the world rather than being changed by the world

– L. R. Knost

Do as I say and not as I do‘ is the maxim of the hypocrite. Children will always do as we DO. They will not do as we say, until we first show them how.

– Jillian Enright, ADHD 2e MB

You can read my full article on Medium or NewsBreak.

Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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