Cooperation between family members can lead to productive problem solving and allows children to be responsible for some of their own behaviors. Before this can begin, you should decide who really “owns” the problem – the child? or adult? This takes a series of questions to ask, such as is a child too young to… Continue reading Who Owns a Problem?
Punishment – teaches resentment and fear and can lower self esteem. Punishments include: Threats, yelling and put-downs where sometimes threats are carried out, sometimes not and yelling makes things worse. Taking things away for both small and big things which have nothing to do with what the child did wrong. Spanking and hitting show children… Continue reading What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?