What are the most fundamental differences seperating discipline from punishment?

  1. andrew savage profile image60
    andrew savageposted 5 years ago

    What are the most fundamental differences seperating discipline from punishment?

    Other than that the two have little to do with one another, take a shot and try to define their seperation.

  2. pippap profile image84
    pippapposted 5 years ago

    In my humble opinion:

    Discipline is a reasonable, response to an incident that is meant to help the person being disciplined understand what went wrong with possible guidance on ways to avoid this situation in the future.

    Punishment, however, is usually only meant to change behaviour through the infliction of some sort of pain (mental, physical, emotional) in an effort to stop someone from repeating a behaviour.  There is no attempt to assist the person in any way.

    1. andrew savage profile image60
      andrew savageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. You may not have the Cambridge definition, but it is a good opinion.

 
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