Discipline vs. Punishment – Part II

In my last post, we talked about punishing. Now, instead of punishing, let’s look at what it might be like to teach self-discipline instead. Let’s say your child has a habit of not abiding by his or her curfew. The child agrees to the curfew and then chronically comes...

Discipline vs. Punishment – Part I

Do you know the difference between discipline and punishment with their Latin roots? Punishment implies "inflicting pain," while discipline means "to teach." Parents who use punishment are missing important opportunities to teach their children...

Parenting Tip

There are three ways we can approach our children. We can do things to them. We can do things for them and we can do things with them. Can you already guess which is the one I will advocate? You're right. We need to do more things with our children in a...

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