Parenting: Punishment and Self-Esteem

August 24, 2010 8:32:16 AM PDT
When your child gets punished, their self-esteem doesn't have to get battered. Experts say there is a crucial difference between correcting a child's behavior and criticizing them. In other words, try not to get personal when you're disciplining your child. It's easier said than done, but with a little practice you can change the way you react and speak during punishments.