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ERIC Number: EJ895280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Strength-Based Discipline that Taps into the Resilience of Youth
Larson, Scott
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v18 n4 p22-25 2010
Between 85 and 90 percent of 17-year-olds self-report committing an act for which they could be arrested (Moffitt, 1993). At the same time, attempts to regulate teens' behavior by either reward or punishment almost always backfire and produce even more aberrant behavior and rebellion. Several methods of engaging with young people and their destructive behaviors yield more positive behavior outcomes, empower young people to grow in both character and positive decision-making skills, and strengthen the bond between the adult caregiver and the youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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