Negative Effects of Scolding Children in Public – Children don’t always understand how to behave when they are in public. They sometimes act too much, perhaps even destructively.
As a parent, at that time you can only be patient with these conditions. Even if you’re upset, you shouldn’t scold your child in public.
If you do, it will not only have a bad impact on the child, but will make uncomfortable conditions for those around.
Here are some negative effects of scolding children in public that you should know!
An Embarrassing Moment For Your Child
When you scold your child in public, you will embarrass the child. It will be considered a shameful act for the child, and can lower his self-esteem.
Other times, when his friends find out about this, the child may be bullied for weeks. This often happens, maybe in the past you have experienced it too.
Your child will judge he is bad and his friends know it.
On the other hand, children will also assume that you don’t love them, they don’t feel enjoyed and so on.
Negative Impact on Child Psychosocial Development
Just like when you are scolded by someone in public, your child will feel the same way. Moreover, his mentality is not well-formed.
This can lead to a negative self-concept. Then, it can lower the child’s self-confidence, especially if this action keeps repeating itself.
Lowering Social Skills
Children are the best imitators, so what the surrounding people do, they are likely to act the same. The people closest to them are their family, especially their parents as their role models.
When scolded in public, children will assume that these actions are normal and can be done by anyone. It’s because you did it to them!
Conversely, children can also become insecure when you take them out in public. They will worry that you will scold them again.
In the end, they become insecure, shy, and hard to socialize with.
Generating Insecure Feelings
Yelling at a child in public can make a child feel insecure. They will grow up in fear and feel worthless in front of others.
If you do it constantly, your child may get used to it. And if you don’t, they’ll find a way to make you yell at them at all times. You have to speak loudly over and over to get them to listen.
Relationships Become Less Harmonious
The feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and disappointment that your child feels will not go away easily. These feelings can carry over into their adulthood.
This will affect the child’s assessment of his parents. Children may also be rebellious, rude, or disrespectful towards their parents. They also find it difficult to open up to their parents. That’s because you’re actually the one creating the gap.
Those are some negative effects of scolding children in public. If you don’t want to experience a condition like the one above, why should you scold him? (Geby Angela/Ivan Runa)