When DCFS Needs To Be On Speed Dial: 11 Examples Of Lazy Parenting

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5.  Only implementing spanking or time-out as discipline.

After unsuccessfully yelling and trying the calm down corner, most parents buckle from frustration and resort to cracking the whip.  But the few discipline methods that are familiar to most parents don’t work for every child or every situation.  Teaching your child that there are consequences for misbehavior requires creativity.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to YouTube yourself shooting your child’s laptop, but healthy discipline does require a parent departing from the traditional ways they might have been disciplined as a child to trying a method that works for the world today’s kids are living in.  Discipline isn’t about you kicking your feet up while your child suffers, it should teach a child self-control and why his/her behavior is inappropriate.

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