Discipline, Consequences, and Punishment

Discipline, Consequences, and Punishment

Punishment and discipline are often used interchangeably, yet their meanings couldn’t be more different. The Latin root of punishment means “to inflict pain,” while the Latin root of discipline means “to teach.” At some point, people end up in positions that involve...

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...

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