Disicipline vs Punishment II
There is a difference
There is a thin line between discipline and punishment. When you discipline someone, you train them, or in some cases, you correct them in a positive manner. When you punish someone it's for something they done, with no positive results intended.
For example: A student is caught cheating on a test -what do you do? A method of discipling that person is to: 1. Show them how to study more effectively 2. Make sure they have the ability to learn 3. Provide them the proper tools to study. (For example, a calculator if it's math problem. Punishment would be to ground them, spank them, and things of this nature.
Once improvement is shown, reward them. It can be verbal, (for example, you did a good job, or a gift that they must work to get.)
Both are effective, depending on the situation. The one problem is, it takes more time on the parents part to discipline but they can punish without taking much time.