Archive for December, 2010

There are many subtle differences between positive and negative discipline strategies, and understanding their effectiveness begins with understanding their purposes and uses. It is important for parents of young children to be aware of the differences in order to effectively teach and guide their children.

Even though they are commonly used interchangeably, there is a basic distinction that should be made between discipline and punishment. Punishment, even as described by dictionaries, is the inflicting of pain or suffering, possibly as retribution.

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