Discipline Techniques

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user5 posted this 03 June 2019

I just stumbled upon a few discussions regarding spanking and the "Love and Logic" method. I am curious... moms, what is your mode of discipline and why? Please refrain from unnecessary rants that may offend others. Keep it positive! 

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Christie posted this 03 June 2019

I think there is a time and place for spanking. I dont think its the best solution but sometimes it can be called for, as long as its a last resort. I think sometimes society is getting a little soft regarding discipline which does no one any favors in the long run. We have to teach our children to do right in the real world and that starts at home. I think communicating is most important. Then I use time outs, taking things away, extra chores, and i have use spanking but very rarely. 

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user6 posted this 03 June 2019

I have thought the same as you, Christie. Sometimes parents do not spank, which is fine, but then do not discipline at all! I have also wondered if that is why children are so badly behaved in this day and age.

I believe in using various methods of disciple. I am always researching new ones or learning new ones from mom groups. It is important to know what type of kid you have, and using different discipline for different behaviors. I really like reward systems and offering kids a reward like family time for good behavior!

Megan posted this 03 June 2019

My biggest focus when it comes to discipline is teaching replacement behaviors, not punishment. I prefer to use positive reinforcement methods and reinforce the behaviors I want to see more of rather than punishing the ones I don't want to see. Punishment has a place, but I think in many cases it's overused and the teaching component is missing. We want our kids to learn to make a better choice next time they're in a similar situation and we can't expect them to figure that out on their own.  

Abby posted this 07 June 2019

Agree with Megan...every kid is different to some extent, so what works for one may not work for another.  Generally though, teaching kids what to do differently next time pays off in the long run.

Jane posted this 20 June 2019

I am limited with discipline in my situation because I'm a stepmother. I just use my words to try and correct my stepdaughter but she talks back, gives attitude or simply ignores me. My husband doesn't believe in spanking his daughter and I respect his decision for his daughter. The problem is that I don't know what else I can do. She doesn't take me serious or respect me. 

Jade posted this 20 June 2019

I go with positive parenting techniques. I started reading No Drama Discipline. Of course I want my kids to behave and I believe discipline is necessary at times, but I was also concerned with how it will affect them, their personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and our relationship in the future. I did a lot of research and found what I believe is most beneficial and works best for what I am looking for out of it.

Jillian posted this 21 June 2019

I just stumbled across positive parenting recently too and it resonated with me.   I also really like respectful parenting.  I like Janet Lansbury and I like Dr. Laura Markham.  Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids is one of my favorites. ALSO How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen.