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Negative effects of punishments

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Why is it bad to use punishment on a child? Ideas are exemplified.

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Example:
A child laughs at church:
The parents think it is inappropriate -
The parent punish the child by pinching
Children flinches and feels pain
Pain is incompatible with giggling
Child stops laughing

Now, the parents ...

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Negative effects of punishments are demonstrated using plain examples.

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