First love, then discipline

Posted by Samantha on July 28, 2011 in Thought for the day |

Discipline is immeasurably easier when the child feels genuinely loved.  This is because he wants to identify with his parents, and is able to do so only if he knows he is truly loved and accepted.  He is then able to accept his parents’ guidance without hostility and obstructiveness.

Ross Campbell, American psychiatrist and author


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