Discipline is probably one of the hardest parts of raising a child; nevertheless, it is a responsibility that we cannot evade. Although each parent knows how important discipline is and we have our own ways of imposing it, a lot of us actually experience a sense of guilt every time we are prompted to punish our kids. Many parents end up telling themselves, “I was too harsh” or “What I did was not right.”
Although these little emotions of remorse may seem harmless, they have been proven to actually get in the way of you effectively teaching your child. Fortunately, when your child makes mistakes or behaves in an inappropriate manner, you can find gentle, kind methods of disciplining your children that won’t leave you feeling guilty.
If you need some ideas to get you started, you could certainly get some great ones in this post: Guilt-Free Discipline. I have personally found the disciplining methods to be very realistic and helpful.