Sunday, June 28, 2015
Negative and Positive Punishment
Having 2 sons, it hard to determine which way a parent wants to raise his children. Like. most children my boys love their electronics. My oldest enjoys programming, video games, and taking my old computers apart and trying to put them back together. If he is to do something bad; i.e. lie, not listen, etc.. are my wife and I to use negative punishment and take his computer privileges away when they are truly a learning experience for him or do we take something else away like just his video games so he has to only focus on school related computer activities. Then perhaps he begins to dislike computers because he doesn't get to have fun with computers only learn about them. Either response has its pros and cons, but which will be more effective? I can only speak from personal experience in that a balance has worked for my wife and I. So far we seemed to have 2 well adjusted kids that respond well to which ever corrective measures we use.