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Discipline Done Right: Why Corporal Punishments Aren’t for Kids

Disciplining A ChildDiscipline is an essential shaping factor in parenting. Even if you use it liberally or sparingly, it is an important element in building a parent-child relationship. Discipline involves choices, then consequences.

Once your child dismisses the rules or expectations set, there will be consequences. According to positivediscipline.com, teaching kids positive discipline will turn them into quick-witted, respectful, and responsible members of their communities.

On the other hand, punishing your children if they don’t follow the rules will just bring out the rebel in them. A study shared by sciencedirect.com reveals a negative change in attitude in children who were frequently punished by their parents.

Punishment doesn’t impart lessons

If a parent is too involved in the mentality that punishment brings, it will be too difficult for them to be more sympathetic or rational. Also, the child won’t learn right from wrong.

What kind of lesson does a twisted arm teach your kid? Rather, treat them with respect, speak to them, and allow them to openly discuss the situation with you. Make them realize their wrongdoings, so their inappropriate attitude turns into a learning opportunity.

Punishment develops a fear-based relationship

View the kind of relationship you want to form with a child and the way you want to solve the problem. If you constantly punish your child, you will build a fear-based relationship. If you are impulsive and violent, your child will be scared of you and worry about what you will do to them if they do something wrong. The anxiety and fear will stay with them even when they grow older.

Learn to correct their wrongdoings and teach them positive habits at the same time. Do this by using discipline tactics instead of punishments. This is an effective, respectful, and loving way to help them.