Are parents afraid to discipline?
I was reading through an article where the author states that parents are afraid to discipline.
I think there may be a tiny grain of truth to that in general, but not really all around. We aren't afraid to discipline. But at the same time we hear all kinds of advice on how to do it right. Spank, don't spank. Using the word no is okay, but maybe not. Be kind, but don't be a push over.
Sometimes it is really hard to know when to put on your mom hat and dole out the discipline! I mean there are clear cut cases like when your six year old purposely breaks their siblings toy. But what about when your six year old has a bad grade school? Do you discipline? Look for the cause? What is the right way to handle it? That question can drive us all a little crazy.
What is your thought on discipline? Are we afraid to do it?
And yes, I had to do it before too. Did I care if I got looks? Nope.