Parents who rely upon Positive Discipline to guide their child’s behavior would use the criteria below to determine if a specific method of discipline supports the principles of Positive Parenting. Discipline that follows the Five Criteria for Positive Parenting seamlessly align with the principles of Positive Parenting by creating an environment that focuses on learning from misguided choices, rather than issuing punitive punishments for bad behavior.
Military drills, wall sits, holding heavy items:
Any method of correction that relies upon punitive measures, without or without inflicting pain, is punishment, and not discipline. Choosing another method of punishment instead of physical punishment is not positive and has no place in home in which parents wish to embrace the Positive Discipline lifestyle.