When Parenting: The Punishment Must Fit The Crime, Part 1 -- Love and Respect Podcast Ep. 052


When disciplining our kids, we can learn something from the court system. The punishment must fit the crime. In Part 1 of a two-part series, Emerson and Jonathan look at how society handles punishment and how parents can use similar ideas in approaching and dealing with their children--not to punish or be punitive in parenting, but to correct in love.

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02:06 – How did this topic pop into Emerson’s head?

04:40 – Infraction, misdemeanor, and felony.

06:04 – Motivation and intent of the crime.

09:16 – Social rules vs. moral law.

12:23 – The four quadrants of evaluating your child’s behavior.

13:26 – Your child is unintentionally annoying because he is socially thoughtless.

15:46 – The importance of remembering goodwill.

19:52 – Your child is intentionally annoying because she is being rude.

23:10 – Discipline without resentment.

25:20 – Are you overreacting?

26:22 – Are you underreacting?

27:26 – How can you know if your punishments fit the crime?

28:26 – Determining the intention of your child.

29:01 – Emerson and Jonathan look forward to Part 2.