5 Biggest Discipline Mistakes Parents Make
By Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos for Healthy Kids from Teeth to Feet
To many parents, discipline equals punishment. “It’s an urban myth passed down from earlier generations, before we had scientific research,” says Michele Borba, an internationally recognized expert on parenting, moral development and character education, and the author of No More Misbehavin’: 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them.
Discipline is really about teaching kids the right way to behave. “Behavior is learned, so it can be unlearned,” says Borba.
Before you can change your kids’ behavior, you need to know three things:
- How to stop actions you don’t approve of
- What you want your kids to do instead
- Why it’s important