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.