Plan A – Most Kids

GOAL: Teaching, not Control

It is important to keep in mind a goal when disciplining your child, and it is not simply to control behavior. It is rather to teach, over the long term, the child how to control his or her own behavior. The successful parent-disciplinarian does not need to discipline very much – because their child does it him/herself. This is because the child has internalized the rules and has made them his or her own.