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Is There Anyone Out There That Doesn't Punish Their Children?

Just wondering if there is anyone out there like me who does not punish their children, does not use time out, does not tell their kids off, does not spank them..uses no form of punishment whatsoever.


Asked by keyaziz at 4:23 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I don't. I redirect and used problem solving and conflict resolution techniques with my 4y DS. He's well behaved and only struggles when hes tired, like most people.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:28 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • thats not punishing,thats correcting....If you don't do this,I feel sorry for you once they hit puberty!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:24 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I had a friend like that - which is why I said HAD... We quit speaking over her childs attitude and her lack of parenting...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • If you use no punishment at all for negative actions, how in the world are you going to get them to act right. They will learn that they are in control and eventually run you over.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • There is a difference between punishing and discipline. I don't punish. I teach. Punishing is not an effective way to teach anything positive. I wish other people understood that.

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I asked for people who don't punish...not people who do thanks.

    Also time outs are still punishment..and not correcting. You can correct a child without punishment.

    Comment by keyaziz (original poster) at 4:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Correcting wrong behavior is not punishing, it is responsible parenting.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:27 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Disciplining and training kids to be responsible adults involves correcting their behavior when necessary. I understand feeling uncomfortable using spaking or yelling, but everyone needs some guidance in their life, especially children. How do you teach your kids right from wrong if you never give them this?

    Answer by mickstinator at 4:27 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • There is a big difference between punishement and discipline. You can teach your children with dicipline but not harsh punishments. The difference is dicipline teaches something. Children need discipline and guidance to grow up with an understanding of right and wrong. I don't believe in punishment but I do believe in discipline and explaining to my child the reason.

    Answer by maggiebella25 at 4:27 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • Because children are more than just their behaviour. Children aren't born bad. My son is only 2 and a half right now but there is no need to punishment or hurt another humab being.

    Children will learn from example and you correcting them - this does not mean you have to punish them.

    But as I said I made this question to find others who don't punish too..not to have others opinions.

    Comment by keyaziz (original poster) at 4:28 PM on Jul. 22, 2010