How else, if not physical punishment?


Children need boundaries to explore the world safely.

In one of our earlier articles, we discussed our stance on the use of physical punishment with children and the potential pitfalls associated with it. One of the reasons we stated leading to the use of physical punishment was a lack of alternative methods, or more accurately, their perception of a lack of choice. In this follow up, we will provide some strategies and guidelines that may help.


Learning to set boundaries and giving consequences


As parents, one of your primary duties is probably to help set boundaries for your children to explore the world safely. Here are some guidelines that may be useful!

  • Be clear – Communicate with your child clearly about expected behaviou