Was I wrong to discipline him?
My sister has two children, a boy and a girl. Stephen is 3 and Jessica is 18months old. They are pretty much very good children, but Stephen can be naughty sometimes. I was visiting on Sunday and Stephen starting throwing toys across the room. My sister has always made it clear that she doesn't really tell the children off, which I really don't understand.
How are they ever going to understand what is right and wrong if they do not discipline them? My sister does not make it clear that she is telling them off, she does not speak to them firmly so they understand. When he carried on throwing things round the living room, I told him quite firmly, then got on my knees, held him and told him in no uncertain terms he was being naughty. He took no notice whatsover and in fact started laughing. He did it again and actually threw something which hit my partner in the face!
It worries me that if he is not disciplined properly then he will become worse as he gets older. I am sure that she will tell me off for telling them off, but I can not stand by and watch them be naughty and they do not know that it is not acceptable behaviour