Child Abuse (cont.)
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Basic Parenting Skills
General parenting guidelines
Raising children can be a successful and satisfying experience. Without basic parenting skills, the task is difficult and frustrating.
Children seek love and discipline. Discipline takes the form of structured environment, rules, boundaries and complimenting appropriate behaviors, not just physical punishment and obedience. Love and encouragement is the complementary behavior to discipline. Both are necessary if you are to be a successful parent. Both are needed to create the correct balance of concern and caring required to raise well-adjusted and happy children. When love and discipline are blended correctly, your child will be mentally healthy, self-assured, responsible, self-controlled, and prepared for their own parenting experience.
The Limited Role of Corporal Punishment
It is important for parents to understand the limited role of spanking and corporal punishment. Many parents have successfully raised children without resorting to corporal punishment.
Alternatives to Corporal Punishment
The following nonphysical forms of punishment are effective alternatives to physical forms of punishment.
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