Irrespective of age, every individual commits mistakes. But as a parent, how would you deal with your child when he often makes mistakes or commits a mistake that may have serious consequences.
The famous Australian footballer, Kevin Heath, once said, "As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but they won't forget how you made them feel."
It may seem to you that if you punish your child physically, he may not commit mistakes. But this strategy can affect your child in other ways as well.
Your child may never forget the pain you subjected him to. Memories of the pain he suffered may result in your child growing up to be a timid adult, or having adjustment problems.
Therefore, as a parent, you need to adopt positive disciplining methods over punishment to discipline your child.
Positive disciplining is all about guiding a child towards the right path, instead of forcing him to obey orders. It also makes the child understand that he is respected by his parents.
Remember that yelling or screaming has no effect on a child’s behaviour. In fact, it makes the child think that it’s okay for him to lose his cool too, every time he is annoyed. Also, spanking a child can make him more aggressive, and not better behaved.
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