[LISTEN] Masterclass: Disciplining kids without corporal punishment

Experts say there are numerous advantages to learning alternative techniques for instilling discipline in children.

Educational Psychologist Tshepiso Matentjie joined Azania Mosaka in studio to explore these alternatives and understand the impact of corporal punishment on a child.

Matentjie says corporal punishment tends to create fear and anxiety in children.

For those type of kids, just the threat that you will punish them, you might find that corporal punishment and the promise of it is a deterrent.

Tshepiso Matentjie, Educational Psychologist

Matentjie says in the process of punishing, parents are teaching their child certain behaviours.

When a child is hooked onto that, it is hard to break that association that I can't handle my emotion or frustration and I have to act it out. We all experience emotions but now you are trying to teach them more socially adaptive ways and it is very difficult to unlearn that behavior and rewrite the script.

Tshepiso Matentjie, Educational Psychologist

Suggesting alternatives, Matentjie says parents should not fear their children.

You want them to have a moral compass but how do I teach you to develop a moral compass when I can't demonstrate it to you?

Tshepiso Matentjie, Educational Psychologist

It [moral compass] is supposed to be mediated. The more you are engaging with your child, you are actually incalculating certain values.

Tshepiso Matentjie, Educational Psychologist

Click on the link below to hear the full masterclass....


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] Masterclass: Disciplining kids without corporal punishment


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work

[LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work

Sebidi is currently working with the next generation of artists through her residency at TUT’s fine arts department.

Considering a postgraduate degree? Here's what the experts say...

Considering a postgraduate degree? Here's what the experts say...

Azania speaks to the Independent Institute of Education's Nola Payne about the benefits of postgrad study in the current climate.

[WATCH] Zoë  Modiga performs jazz classics and her own music

[WATCH] Zoë Modiga performs jazz classics and her own music

The singer/songwriter joins Relfiloe Mpakanyane in studio for this week's Friday Profile and 702 Unplugged.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on memory

[LISTEN] Masterclass on memory

Azania sat down with Head of the Memorycare Clinic Dr Ryan Fuller and Psychiatrist, Dr Lolita Mostert.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

[LISTEN] Masterclass on DNA ancestry-testing

Azania Mosaka spoke to Executive Officer at the Academy of Science of South Africa Prof Himla Soodyall.

[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

[LISTEN] Masterclass on SA's power grid

Azania Mosaka sat down with energy expert, Chris Yelland to understand why Eskom is battling to keep the lights on.

Popular articles
Safety of visitors to Cape Town in the spotlight ahead of tourist season

Safety of visitors to Cape Town in the spotlight ahead of tourist season

CEO at Cape Town Tourism Enver Duminy explains what plans are in place to make sure local and foreigner tourists are safe.

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

When you do take a taxi, drink at your destination and not in the cars, says City of Johannesburg MMC for Safety Micheal Sun.

@catcallsofcapetown: 'They tell stories they've never told anyone before'

@catcallsofcapetown: 'They tell stories they've never told anyone before'

Lead SA: Gadeeja Abbas expands on the campaign, which reaches out to anyone who has experienced gender-based violence.

'Aarto bill there to create revenue, not to promote road safety'

'Aarto bill there to create revenue, not to promote road safety'

Rudie Heyneke outlines Outa's objections to the traffic demerit system signed into law this week.

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

Stolen from her mother's bedside as a newborn 22 years ago, Zephany or Miché Solomon as she is now known, tells her story.

Be prepared: CoCT is conducting site-inspections of wellpoints and boreholes

Be prepared: CoCT is conducting site-inspections of wellpoints and boreholes

Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape TownXanthea Limberg explains.