Here’s a parenting tip you may not have heard before: Punishment and Play should go hand in hand. Let me explain.
One of the most exhausting parts of parenting is when we have to discipline our children. I never enjoyed punishing my kids for their bad behavior, but it was something that had to be done, starting when they were very young.
First of all, when I say punish, I don’t mean severe or rough treatment. The reason for “punishment” is to help children understand that there are negative consequences for bad behavior. We are not to use it to vent our anger in any way, shape, or form.
Parenting Tip: Discipline Goes Beyond Mere Punishment
I think most parents understand that disciplining children is part of their job description. But the problem is, after the punishment has been dealt, they feel their discipline duty is finished, when in fact, they’ve only done half the job.
What’s the other half? Continue Reading.
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