Then How Do I Discipline?
By Alvin Poussaint, M.D.

If spanking is counterproductive, what works better? Try a combination of prevention, positive reinforcement, and non-physical discipline.


Positive Reinforcement
Children learn more about good behavior from being told what they're doing well, rather than what they're doing wrong. Take time to praise and encourage your child, when she's doing a good job and behaving well.
Non-physical discipline

We need to stop spanking. We can raise healthier, better-behaved children through non-physical means of discipline. And it may take us a major step forward into a less violent world.

From, September 27, 1999.

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