Punishment controls behavior by using pain or
unpleasantness to stop the child who is doing something
wrong. Punishment stops bad behavior for the moment.
Punishment does not teach the behavior you want.
Punishment does not cause good behavior. Punishment
stops the unwanted behavior for a short time. Punishment
teaches children to avoid being caught. Their
behavior is directed toward avoiding punishment.
Natural, social, or logical consequences of the
child’s behavior teach children responsibility. When
families cooperatively select rewards and penalties for
family rules, children develop decision-making skills
(See T-2328, Encouraging Self Control for examples