Reprimanding Your Children
Tough love is true love.
Don’t raise your voice.
Explain the rules and boundaries – before hand.
Explain the consequences – before hand.
Explain how you feel about what they did.
Reprimanding should be a teaching experience, not a punishment experience.
Do it because you love them. Provide loving discipline.
Reprimanding for the sheer sake of punishment is never alright.
Timeouts are useful if used correctly.
Reprimanding is the same as disciplining.
Reprimanding and punishment are not the same thing.
Consequences for bad behavior maintain good behaviors.
Your goal is to teach your children to self-discipline themselves.
When you discipline your children you want them to feel bad about their misbehavior – but good about themselves.
“The more children like themselves.
The more they like to behave themselves.”
Spencer Johnson, M.D.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 ESV