“It is important to develop an understanding perspective concerning your child’s behavior. Helping children with the process of learning to become mature, well adjusted adults takes patience, determination, and a gentle firmness. It is not easy.”
This week on Mommy Hangout we will be discussing Discipline and Abuse: What is The Difference?
A child doesn’t come with instructions. To some, the difference between abuse and discipline may not be as clear cut. All parents need to draw the line and not give room for any confusion. Abuse is defined as the maltreatment of a person, where as discipline is the training of the mind and character of people.
Abuse can be painful and harmful both psychologically and physically. There are different types of abuses, such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and psychological abuse. Inexperienced parents often instill too much strictness, punishment, or control in their children, and it become abusive as the parents begin to cross the limits. Child abuse has been looked down upon in every culture, whereas discipline is acquired by maintaining a balance in the emotional behavior of the child. Panic or anger may turn disciplinary actions into abusive ones which may cause damage to the child’s personality.
The training and making people observe order is defined as discipline. Child abuse and child discipline are two very different things. When teaching a child discipline, the child is kept under some boundary or limits. When child training crosses the limits, it then becomes child abuse.
Join us tomorrow night for our open parenting discussion
This will be an On-Air Hangout