One of the most common question parents ask me is how to punish their children when they make mistakes. Yes I did say punish. People still think that rewards and punishment are the way to go when rearing their children. Although there is plenty of research indicating that rewards and punishment are not effective in teaching children proper behaviour nor intrinsic motivation.
This topic was inspired by a recent question on Quora, asking:
What is a Gentle yet effective way to punish your kids for their mistakes?
I thought it was an important question because this topic has such a huge impact on how children learn and turn out. SO here is my answer below: