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It's not only about managing what you see as misbehaviour: A new direction in discipline

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The experts say discipline is really about guidance. It is a way to keep children safe as they find out about the world. (SolStock/Getty Image)
The experts say discipline is really about guidance. It is a way to keep children safe as they find out about the world. (SolStock/Getty Image)

Do we want to teach our kids to obey us? Is that what we think discipline is about?

Perhaps we could consider another strategy, says Gail Friend, neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and life coach.

"Discipline is not only about managing what you see as misbehaviour. It's about every interaction you have with your child. It is having a communication structure in your home that can be used as a frame of reference to teach your children how to think and self-manage," Gail says.

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