Disciplining children in the 21st century

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Disciplining of children now involves respecting their feelings and wisdom. This extends to encouraging children to make choices and decisions, and listening and honoring those choices, with appropriate parental guidance and support.   There is less emphasis on commanding and demanding of children and more emphasis on discussing choices, alternatives and consequences, in a developmentally appropriate way.