The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment

by Jamie Sullivan · 2 comments

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There is a difference between discipline and punishment. I think this is vital to understanding your true role as a parent. Punishment is not always necessary when disciplining your child. But when it comes to child discipline, truly effective and appropriate child discipline, guidance is always needed.

Punishing a child is not the same as providing child discipline. Guidance and modeling your behavior with the desired behavior that you wish for your child is crucial for making a connection.

You can develop the key to bonding and finding a real connection with your child. All you need is the right tools and information. Knowledge is the key to the proper perspective when building a relationship with any human being, your child included.

Do you remember when you were a kid and you were punished?

This is a great place to start. It brings the perspective needed to the surface of your subconscious.

Things were very different in the past. Of course, this depends primarily on your age. The time period you lived in can also make a huge difference. Where you lived as well as how you and your parents communicated is also very important. Everyone says that they want to be better than their parents when they get older. However, many end up unknowingly making those very same mistakes. You do not have to.

Child discipline techniques and ways to discipline your child were pretty much all the same when I was growing up. Punishment was handed down almost as a birthright. It seemed to me to be more a right of passage than anything else. They were always telling me how easy I have it compared to them.

They would also say things like, “If you spare the rod, you spoil the child.” I do not believe this and it is this very way of thinking that ends in destroying your relationship and building a wedge between parent and child.

Your habitat, or environment may have played a major role in how, or even if, you were punished or disciplined. How to discipline children throughout history has been a standard(in my opinion primitive) method, punishment.

The methods of child punishment were the same as the different child discipline methods. In short, they were ineffective as well as one and the same. Punishment meant discipline and discipline meant punishment.

These perspectives are just plain wrong. They are also very ineffectual to acquire a real, genuine change of behavior. Well, for some kids they were effective to a certain degree. For the most part, the amount of punishment that children received just brought about expensive therapies later in their lives.

Sometimes, while they were still children. There are child discipline methods available today that have little or nothing to do with punishment.

There are improved methods, (absent of punishment) for achieving desirable behavior from children, toddlers, and older kids alike. They were more than likely nowhere near as available as they are today. This is due primarily to the digital age of information.

This age of digital information saves us time, money, and emotional frustrations and disturbances. Best for those who take advantage of these quick, much healthier, and much more effective, tips for child discipline.

Saving yourself the trouble of making a mistake can be as easy as the push of a few buttons. Our lives have been made so much easier that we have still not even counted the ways, as of yet.

It truly is amazing. Had it not been for the applications available to us through computers and the internet, we would not be advancing in our civility and education nearly as fast.

You truly can benefit from all the information. There is always someone who is wanting to help you to solve your problems. Through the desire you have to enforce your decision to improve your life you can change the outcome. You want to improve your relationship with your child and you can.

The importance of discipline needed for a child to grow will not be left out.

However, if you are not happy with punishment, you do not have to sacrifice the quality of learning self discipline or self respect. You do not have to except punishing your child or children either, there is another more effective way.

Plus, you will get much better results regarding your relationship.

When learning how to discipline a child, always keep in mind your relationship and influence. Their behavior comes from you. They want to be like you. They look up to you. Use this instead of your authority as an adult. Better behavior is acquired through patience and understanding. You know the phrase, “You catch more flies with honey?” Well, in principle, as well as practice it works.

You can learn more of these Parenting solutions that really are cutting edge, and gets excellent feedback. Learn how to properly and positively Discipline Your Child and help your child to start living more positive. Increase your child’s happiness and yours through positive behavior.

One of the most important things you can do as a parent of a child with any kind of behavioral problem is to know & provide the best solutions available. From misbehavior to Great Behavior is the more advanced and current up to date information that will help you in learning how to achieve proper and appropriate Child Discipline and can tame even the most difficult of kids without all that unnecessary punishment.


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Susan 05.06.10 at 4:56 pm

What I great article. I will be sharing this with my Family child parents and other providers. Thank you.. Susan

Nidhi Shah 09.01.10 at 4:27 am

thanks Jamie. I learnt a lot from your articles. Keep it up. We as parents, wants the best for our children in life and at times out of frustration, do which is not very healthy for children’s emotional and mental health.. thanks again for sharing great piece of advise..

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