Taking the Sting Out of Discipline

To some the word discipline brings to thought punishment, harshness, and resentment. Can the sting associated with discipline be removed? Through Christian Science we can learn how to replace impatience, resentment, and misunderstanding with patience, love, and understanding.

When we are disciplining a child or pupil, it might be helpful to ask, "Why am I pursuing this particular course? Am I reacting with impatience and irritation? Is my motive just to punish, or am I putting the need of the child to learn obedience above my own feelings?"

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