Kids’ #1 Fear

March 04, 2015

Disappointing their parent(s). Kids fear this more than anything.

Punish them. Reprimand them. Criticize them. Yell at them.

These parenting techniques work.

But nothing impacts a kid more deeply than when he/she hears a parent say "I'm disappointed in you."

Athletes tell me this is the worst thing a parent can say to him/her.

Disappointment can be a powerful parenting technique. 

Just be sure to use it wisely.  

It has the power to both destroy and build up.