Parenting is not easy especially when it comes to giving discipline. Sometimes it results in parents arguing when one parent does not agree with the style of the other when giving discipline or punishment. One parent could endure seeing the child being hurt just to let him or her understand what is good behavior and what is not. Others do not want to lay a hand on their children. But punishment does not only mean being harsh and a physical one like hitting or spanking.
Let us see a recommended way of parenting to give discipline to children. One of the F that parents should know is being firm. You lay the consequences and you should really implement them. Let them have the clear understanding of the behavior and the consequences of it. The second F is being fair. Determine the punishment that you will give according to the degree of the behavior. Let the child understand and know it so they know what to expect. It does not need to be harsh.
Others use the punishment of not being able to leave the house for one day or a week depending on what they did. The third F is being friendly. It is written that you would be friendly but still firm when you will state the behaviors and the accompanying punishment. You also give praise when they display good behavior so they would feel comfortable. They would know the limit and what is the agreed upon circumstances.