Trying to figure out how to raise good humans can really be a really confusing endeavor. Am I supposed to praise them or not? Am I supposed to reward? Punish? Both? Oftentimes, parents turn to the experts to see what is actually effective, and ignore the advice passed down from family members and friends. But you may not want to dismiss grandma's opinion just yet, as there are some old school discipline techniques that actually work.
These rules have been making the rounds for quite a while and have been proven to work. Regardless of what new discipline theory is trending at the moment, these ones have stood the test of time.
I fully admit to making some terrible parenting choices in terms of discipline. I've taken away screen time for so many days — too many days — which ended up punishing me the most. I've made threats and counted to 10. I've yelled. I've lost my cool in the heat of the moment. None of these worked to effectively discipline my children.
As you go on your parenting journey, searching for what works best for you and your family you might want to consider some of these true blue techniques. They've been tried and tested through the ages by thousands, if not millions, of parents and might help you raise a decent human being.