Wondering how to discipline children? This practical guide explains how to use discipline strategies as part of a loving relationship with your child.
Punishment is one way to deal with challenging behaviour in children. It doesn’t usually work by itself and is best combined with more positive strategies.
Smacking isn’t good for children’s wellbeing and doesn’t teach them how to behave. You can use smacking alternatives, like loss of privilege and time-out.
Children have the right to be safe and protected from child abuse. If you can’t cope as a parent and feel you might hurt your child, you need to get help.