Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

New Year’s Resolution For Parenting: Discipline Instead Of Punishment

It is not on the list of typical new year's resolutions along with quitting smoking or losing weight, but one expert says a goal for 2014 of parenting through discipline instead of punishment can have life-long positive effects. Ingrid Bauer is a mother of four and an expert on communication within families. She says there is a big difference between punishment – such as spankings or time-outs, that may just teach kids not to get caught next time – and discipline, which can teach values and bring parent and child closer
Bauer says a better strategy than meting out punishment when a child misbehaves is to talk with the child, try to understand why they acted out, and then, work together to change the behavior

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