GenYChron Ep. 0024 – Taming ferocious toddlers with Millennial discipline and smart rules

Show summary

We continue our commentary and discussion on Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, and in this episode we discuss socializing children out of the “terrible twos” and we review Dr. Peterson’s 5 disciplinary principles (RULE 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them).

Show notes

0:40 – “Two-year-olds, statistically speaking, are the most violent of people” (Peterson, J.B. & Flanders, J. (2005). Play and the regulation of aggression.)

7:25 – The parent-friend problem

10:25 – Undesirable social behaviour in children if uncorrected, may manifest into major anti-social behaviour later in life

11:22 – “She was out to produce a little God-Emperor of the Universe.”

13:28 – Disciplinary principle #1: “Limit the rules”

16:08 – Disciplinary principle #2: “Use minimum necessary force”

23:04 – Disciplinary principle #3: “Parents should come in pairs” (Amato, P.R. & Keith, B. (1991). Parental Divorce and the Well-Being of Children: A Meta-Analysis.)

24:37 – Disciplinary principle #4: “Parents should understand their own capacity to be harsh, vengeful, arrogant, resentful, angry and deceitful”

27:32 – Disciplinary principle #5: “Parents have a duty to act as proxies for the real world”


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