Using Love to Discipline Your Child

3831272_sYour child misbehaved at school today and hit another child.  You learn of this and may be horrified that your child is a reflection of you.  You may be embarrassed that a child of yours committed such an act.  You know you need to teach your child that what they did was very wrong and completely unacceptable.  You speak sternly or yell at them or punish them in some way.  But what if you used love to discipline your child?

You know your child has been reprimanded by school authorities already and probably faced a whole other slew of problems with the child they hit.  The last thing you would want to do is hug your misbehaving child.  But isn’t that what love would do?  Or maybe your child is now a teen, who finds hugging to be completely uncool, and the last thing you would want to do is look at them with compassion in your eyes?

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