Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty Powers, is dishing free parental advice on the TL today. She has taken time to advise parents on the effects of scolding their kids.
The mother of one shared her thoughts on child discipline via her Instagram, she wrote:
“It’s okay to be annoyed by your children’s behaviour at times. It is okay to be angry but it is not okay to hurt your children in anger.
“Scolding is not a good weapon for parents or parenting”. Be a positive parent and inculcate positive parenting techniques. Never abuse your children by not knowing the limits of scolding.
“Always keep this in your mind, “Yelling silences your message to your child’. Speak quietly so your children can hear your words instead of just your voice.”.
Children are great imitators. For example, if you shout, they will shout back; if you speak badly, they will do the same. Since your children will grow up to emulate your actions, it would be wise to do what you want them to do with you/others.
“Scolding can’t bring discipline; it may instead become the root cause for behavioural issues in children.
BE A PARENT AND KNOW YOUR LIMITS IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE. IT IS THEIR RIGHT!
IT BEGINGS WITH U🤝”