When disciplining our kids, we can learn something from the court system. The punishment must fit the crime. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Emerson and Jonathan look at how society handles punishment and how parents can use similar ideas in approaching and dealing with their children--not to punish or be punitive in parenting, but to correct in love.
02:06 – How did this topic pop into Emerson’s head?
04:40 – Infraction, misdemeanor, and felony.
06:04 – Motivation and intent of the crime.
09:16 – Social rules vs. moral law.
12:23 – The four quadrants of evaluating your child’s behavior.
13:26 – Your child is unintentionally annoying because he is socially thoughtless.
15:46 – The importance of remembering goodwill.
19:52 – Your child is intentionally annoying because she is being rude.
23:10 – Discipline without resentment.
25:20 – Are you overreacting?
26:22 – Are you underreacting?
27:26 – How can you know if your punishments fit the crime?
28:26 – Determining the intention of your child.
29:01 – Emerson and Jonathan look forward to Part 2.
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