I agree with Hmtrio2 as that is how you should treat a teenager. Disciplining them is different.
-Negative reinforcement, or taking away something pleasureble tends to work the best.
-Make sure the term of the restriction is reasonable-make the time fit the crime!
-Use natural consquences whenever possible. ie. If they make a mess, they have to clean it. If they break it, they buy it or fix it.
Make sure you have a running dialogue with your teen about all the tough subjects and less dicipline will be needed.
There is no point in disciplining them. It's easier and more effective to compromise. Trust me, I'm a teen, I know. xD
by Candace Bacon 8 years ago
I recently heard a story about a woman who disciplines her kids with a spray bottle. She has a 3 year old son who has a bad temper. When he starts pitching fits, she sprays him with the water bottle to get him to start acting right. She says that it is the only thing that is...
by alliemacb 12 months ago
How late is too late for your teenagers to stay out at night?I insist on an 11 o'clock curfew for my 17 year old but some of her friends seem to be allowed to stay out later. Do your kids have a curfew and if so, what is the latest you'll let them stay out?
by Susannah Birch 7 years ago
My 15 month old has hit "that" stage this week. Everything is her way or the legs go out, the lip goes down and she has a big tantrum. Up till now she's been fine - now she's getting lots of "cot time" and tell offs. How did you deal with a naughty toddler?
by JP Carlos 7 years ago
There are many disciplining styles and tactics that are available to parents. But what is the line that separates acceptable and detestable?
by Scarface1300 5 years ago
How do you feel if you see a parent chastise a naughty child in public.Do you think well done serves the little blighter right. Or are you horrified.
by Kevin J Timothy 6 years ago
Do you think it is wrong to discipline your child?Especially when the bible clearly endorses it in Proverbs 13:24
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