Friday, June 17, 2011
How to Use Positive Parenting
Taken from "Aha! Parenting.com". For the full article, click on the link HERE.
Discipline has nothing to do with punishment. Punishment is imposing something unpleasant on a person in response to behavior deemed wrong by the punisher. Discipline comes from the Latin verb to teach or guide, as does the word Disciple. Positive Discipline, therefore, is Positive Guidance. Some people also call it Gentle Guidance, to distinguish it from the more harsh training that often passes for teaching in our society. Because we all grew up with such negative associations to the word "discipline," I prefer to use the words "Positive parenting." That also encompasses everything we do as parents to connect with our child and support him so he's open to our guidance.