Parents can and should teach their child discipline. The task of parents is to voice their expectations of the child’s behavior, explain to him the rules, norms and moral values. Children need to be constantly disciplined so that they can learn from their mistakes. Also, discipline provides the child with safety and gives him an understanding of what he can and cannot do.
Discipline helps the child learn and change their behavior. However, parental attempts to control their child can become excessive and harm him. When it comes to discipline of children, there is a very fine line between the attempts of parents to teach a child to discipline and violence against him. Parents and teachers must understand where this line passes, and in no case cross it.
In many countries, legislation is very strict on physical and mental abuse of children. In addition, abused children receive severe emotional trauma, the consequences of which they experience throughout their lives.
Consider the main differences between discipline and child abuse: Continue reading