Reward-Punishment Thinking is a phrase coined by Elliott (2013) and relates to the application of Behavioural Theory, particularly to parenting.

This is the theory that most common parenting strategies come from, including; praise, star-charts, time-out, ignoring “bad” behaviour, grounding, withdrawing privileges (e.g. TV, computer consoles). Anything that involves rewarding or punishing a child’s behaviour originates from behavioural theory.

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