Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force
Parents can build on their child’s need for attachment to promote the child’s self-control and a lasting inner commitment to be a disciplined person.
Any discipline worth acquiring cannot be beaten into anyone. Hitting teaches children fear, poor self-concept, feelings of revenge and that it’s okay to hit those you love.
It does not teach children to obey rules, be careful, make wise choices or have inner control.
Join a parenting class to learn positive ways to discipline and attach to your children. For more information about parenting classes, call (252) 438-8188.
Source: Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., “Red White & Bruises”