Even if you are not on social media that much, most people have certainly heard by now of stories of frustrated parents trying to wrangle defiant or unruly children, and of them resorting to a wide variety of public acts of shaming and humiliation as a deterrent.
As a society, we are only a few generations into the process of unlearning these practices and finding healthy ways to parent misbehaving children. Many adults who were raised by multi-generational shame-punishment parents are still living, and that belief is rampant in our culture.
We also want to be clear with our listeners that tonight’s discussion is not at all about us saying, “don’t ever discipline, correct, or punish your children at all.” It is singling out one way of doing it that is destructive, toxic, and ultimately not effective.
Tonight, we will discuss:
• The Roots of Shaming Discipline
• Why This Method Does Not Actually Work
• How to Discipline or Correct in a Healthy Manner
We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia, in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.