Do We Really Want Threats to Be Our Parenting Strategy?

Why Threats Don’t Work

Gaining children’s cooperation is a widely discussed topic in my clinic, and the strategy of threatening children always plays a big role. “Because it works!” they say. If it works, I ask, why are you here? “Mommy’s leaving”! “If you won’t stop doing that I’ll take <something you like> away”! “If you won’t come with […]