Punishment: Humiliating or Humorous?
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I'm sure most of you remember the controversy over a set of parents who used social media to punish their teen's behavior.
Since there are so many different ways to parent, who's to say which way is the right way?
Which would you choose? Which have you tried? And, in your opinion, which approach do you feel worked best?
Your question for me might be, 'Amber, which do you use?'.
To set things straight....
Neither humor nor humility are my chosen tools for discipline.
Because matter how you do it, or when, discipline in it's nature is meant to be a time for education. It is meant to be a short window for a lesson. NOT a time for jokes or embarrassment-because those things don't teach. Well, they do teach your child something....
What you want from them...rather than what you don't want.
I suggest sticking to the Golden Rule:
Do Unto Others as You'd Have Done to You.