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Disciplining Children

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SO many parents start talking about discipline right off the bat when parenting topics arise. It almost doesn’t matter what someone is talking about, if it’s a parenting topic, just hold your breath and the topic of discipline will come up before you turn blue! When the topic of discipline comes up, it’s a HOT topic! There’s whether the parents could have prevented it, if they are addressing why the child is misbehaving, are they punishing the child too harshly, etc. Usually, these conversations are really black-and-white, all-or-nothing, like if one parent suggests they... (Read More ...)

Discipline, Punishment and Abuse

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If you like this article, check out the related resources listed below. CHILD ABUSE OR DISCIPLINE: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Child Abuse is at epidemic proportions.  The cause is the use of punishment, instead of discipline. While all abuse uses punishment, not all punishment is abusive. This does not mean “mild” punishment works or is okay, because all punishment is based on the belief that children must suffer, somehow, to “learn their lesson.” Anytime you impose suffering on another person, it is disrespectful and can cause damage to the relationship. Parents... (Read More ...)

Is Time Out An Effective Child Discipline Tool For Handling Misbehavior?

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IS TIME OUT AN EFFECTIVE CHILD DISCIPLINE TOOL FOR HANDLING MISBEHAVIOR? Alice is four years old.  When her two-year-old brother won’t share a toy she wants, she pulls his hair.  Alice is sent to time out.  She starts having a tantrum and says, “I wanted that toy and he wouldn’t give it to me.”  The parent says, “Well, pulling hair is not how to ask for a toy you want.  Go to the corner for time out and think about how mean you were.” What will happen next?  Will Alice calm down or get more upset?  Will she sit in the corner and think about how it wasn’t nice to pull her brother’s... (Read More ...)

PUNISHING VS. DISCIPLINING CHILDREN

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PUNISHING VS. DISCIPLINING CHILDREN Disciplining children is different from punishing them because it teaches children to learn from their mistakes rather than making them suffer for them. In fact, imposing suffering actually shifts the focus from the lesson that needs to be learned to who is in control. As a result, punishment focuses on the parent being responsible for controlling a child’s behavior, rather than the child controlling his/her own behavior, which is the focus of discipline. In Positive Discipline, Jane Nelsen offers guidelines for using consequences, which she calls the... (Read More ...)