Punishment Is Not Discipline

Discipline comes from the. The same Latin root word as the word "disciple", those who are " taught".

Discipline means "to teach," not "to punish." Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is helping a child suffer for having a problem. Punishment, for the most part, does not work; if it does work, it tends to be only temporary and does not help the child learn how to behave. Discipline is very effective, especially if the relationship between the child and the parent or parent-partner is solid.

Punishment focuses on past misbehavior and offers little or nothing to help a child behave better in the future. Discipline is a positive method of teaching a child self-control, confidence, and responsibility. When punishment is used, the person who punishes the child becomes responsible for the child's behavior. The child does not learn self-control; he only becomes rebellious.

Discipline is teaching a child what behavior Is okay and what behavior is not okay. It focuses on what a child is expected to do. It includes watching a child being good and encouraging appropriate behavior. It also includes modeling appropriate behavior. Discipline is a process, not a single act. It teaches children a child how to get along with others.

A child is held responsible for misbehavior, but the consequences are meaningful and related to the behavior. A disciplined child is fearless, confident, self-controlled, courageous, and of high self-image. A punished child is fearful, lacks self-control, does not feel good about himself, and has low self-esteem or image. Discipline is not forced; it is taught, communicated, or shared. Punishment may be physical, as in spanking, hitting, or causing pain. It may be psychological, as in disapproval, isolation, or shaming.

A child raised in an atmosphere of discipline will understand their behavior better, show independence, and respect themselves and others. Punishment is for animals, not children. Children are not animals; let's discipline rather than punish them.

1
183
View post likes
support@nairapen.com
+14047026965
.

Create An Ad Like Th...

Give your skills and business more visibility with NairaPen Ads. We'll...

View details
Dr Abiodun Anifow...

More from Chidimma Nnebedum

Teaching Negotiation Skil...

While l was chatting with my S.S1 students, one of them disclosed to me that he had gone t...

1661254279.jpg
Chidimma Nnebedum
1 year ago

Why Children Misbehave

Misbehaviour is evident in many people, and children are not exempt. Still, an understandi...

1661254279.jpg
Chidimma Nnebedum
1 year ago

Just Before They Leave Yo...

While l was in boarding secondary school,l noticed something that was so rampant among J.S...

1661254279.jpg
Chidimma Nnebedum
1 year ago

Benefit Of Failing To Tee...

You see, my fellow teachers, school owners, parents, and all stakeholders, when we encoura...

1661254279.jpg
Chidimma Nnebedum
1 year ago

Tips To Avoiding Gender I...

📌Treat all genders equally; This one is a confirmed factor that causes this identity crisi...

1661254279.jpg
Chidimma Nnebedum
1 year ago

You may also like

Lasting Effects

Have you ever wondered how the Korean industry came to limelight?

1656066406.jpg
Nneoma Sally
2 years ago

The Story Of My Relations...

One thing about my relationship with Bella was that we didn't have s.ex for the first two...

1658217764.jpg
Joseph Samuel
1 year ago

Character Matter

The character or personal behavior we display in the society matter, u are a role model to...

1652091810.jpg
Abdullahi Zakari...
2 years ago

Once Upon A Girl ( Chap...

Once upon a girl is fiction... Ada has become a second mother. There was once a story told...

1656667954.jpg
Chukwu Amarachi M...
2 years ago

Reasons Why Tinubu's Cand...

The article describes how Bola Tinubu's candidacy could further create division along a re...

1650031688.png
Yusuf Amos Wakawa
2 years ago
Comments (0)

There are currently no comments for this article. Be the first to comment.

Support this Writer
Secured Payment in Dollars

$