A baby is incapable of being bad, naughty or evil. At what age is it OK to call an innocent child "naughty"? Do parents make their children naughty by giving them such a negative label?
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I was always told I was bad. Well at school any way. It did leave a stigma with me. But that was 40 years ago,
Well when we were growing up my dad used to say our behavior was bad. I don't buy not using. Label. How else will a child learn. But no I wouldn't put a big N on them for doing something wrong.
Hi Lor's Stories, Discipline is important and needed. It sounds like your dad's approach was fine as he seemed to be describing your behavior, rather than labeling you. My approach was to use the phrase "...unacceptable behavior because." It worked.