Gen Y Chronicles Podcast

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