PAP 066:

Crime & Punishment Is Not Parenting

Parents are expected to be authoritarian and parent through a system of crime and punishment. We’re raised to believe this is what defines a “good parent.” I argue that we need to flip this idea on its head — that crime and punishment parenting is actually making you a “bad parent.” It does more harm than good for our kids, especially kids with ADHD and/or autism. There is a much, much better way to raise kids that will become happy, successful adults. Listen in and I’ll explain why crime and punishment is bad and how to serve our children much better.

“We set rules and expectations of our children — consciously and subconsciously. Then, we decide that any breach must have been intentional, so it must be punished.”

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