Why spanking children is NOT the answer to discipline

When correcting your child’s behaviour, there’s a huge difference between punishment and discipline. While punishment is more about making a child suffer for his actions, discipline aims at teaching kids to make better choices.

Contrary to popular belief, punishment doesn’t exactly teach kids how to behave, rather it involves a series of yelling, spanking, hitting the child, which only demonstrates the parent’s own frustration and lack of patience.

Furthermore, punishing a child NEVER teaches them how to resolve conflict, rather gives light to a more problematic behaviour including aggression.

On the other hand, discipline teaches kids what they can do instead, how to resolve problems, ways to control their behaviour and emotions, etc. It also encourages a child to learn from their mistakes and become better. This is also called positive reinforcement, which helps promote good behavior.