Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Positive Punishment

Growing up like every other child the word punishment never was associated with anything that was positive. A punishment in my house was always bad and the worst punishment for me was not being able to go outside of having my phone privileges taken away from me. How could this possibly be positive. I have always considered it torture. It is so funny how when your parents have disciplining you, they tell you " You might not understand now, but you will thank me for it later." "Please" is what was always running through my head, "I will never thank you for this." But now I can look back on things and thank them for a lot of the punishing that they did to me. Although I did not like it, numerous positive things have come from it. Positive punishment:making you uncomfortable with your actions so that you won't make the same mistakes. I can really appreciate this logic.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how when we are teenagers none of us can comprehend positive punishment. I have a sister that is a teenager and I try and try to explain to her that what my parents grownd her for now she will learn from and understand later, she never listens and continues to make the same mistakes. Now that I am older i look back and can see the whole picture, too bad this doesn't come earlier in life!