Do you have a strong willed child? Do you know how and when to discipline your child? Are you disciplining your child more and getting less cooperation from him? Correction and discipline are definitely part of parenting but they are not the most important part, they are just the top of the iceberg. Often though when disciplining or correcting a child who is not responding well to it parents have a tendency to do more correction and/or to try different methods of discipline or correction. Maybe a better approach will be to do more training and teaching as correction depends on teaching/training. Maybe you should ask yourself if you are correcting/disciplining your child without teaching/training him. The key to effective correction is effective teaching/training. Similarly the effectiveness of your teaching/training depends heavily on the quality of you relationship with your child. It might be time to get the support and direction of a qualified child therapist.

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D, LMFT