Shaping Childrens Behavior
Punishment is information, it is not retribution. When you punish a child, it is telling him or her where and when a limit is set. That is its sole function.
Increasing Your Child's Potential
The essence of skillful parenting is raising a child in a warm environment where there is frequent physical and verbal affection. It must also be an environment where (s)he is held accountable for his or her actions.