Parents in all cultures and across thousands of years of history have used discipline as a way of teaching their children so that they can protect them from danger, help them learn self-control and develop a sense of responsibility, as well as to instill the values they believe in. Positive discipline ensures this is done in a way that respects the child and builds his or her self-esteem and self-confidence.

 

There is plenty of research that shows that physically hurting children is really damaging to them and is not the best way to teach children ways to behave.

Extensive research has shown that physically hitting children is a really bad way to try and change your child’s behaviour, is seriously damaging to your child and can lead to even more difficult behaviour in the future.