More often than not, the tools used to attempt to control a child and “make him feel the pain” for what he did are more subtle than physical force. They can take the form of: Isolation (“If you tease your sister again, you will stay in your room for the rest of the day.”) Embarrassment and humiliation (“If you lie, I will tape a long cardboard nose on your face and you will look like Pinocchio.”) Shaming (“Shame on you for wetting your pants.”) Emotional isolation (“Don’t come to me for a hug—you were a bad boy to bite your brother.”) Grounding (“You talk like that to your mother one more time and you will be grounded for a week.”)
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