More than nine in ten nursery workers are banned from calling children 'naughty'

Mail Online | 6/26/2019 | Eleanor Harding for the Daily Mail
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Generations of teachers have kept unruly children in line with a quick telling off and the threat of the ‘naughty step’.

But now, the word ‘naughty’ has been all but outlawed – as nurseries fear it could cause ‘self-perpetuating’ bad behaviour.

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A poll of 1,000 nursery workers found that 95 per cent are not allowed to call children naughty and should use other ways to manage behaviour.

The study, by reviews website, also found three in five do not like using the ‘naughty step’ or ‘thinking chair’ for giving children who have broken rules ‘time out’.

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Jo Frost, star of Channel 4’s long-running series Supernanny, was a vocal advocate of putting children on the ‘naughty step’ to make them behave.

For years, misbehaving children were routinely told they were naughty and sent to sit by themselves to think about their actions.

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