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Discipline in Families

  • By: Leon Kuczynski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A broad definition of discipline, which derives from the Latin disciplinare, or to teach, would encompass the whole of socialization, the process by which children develop values and capacities for self-regulation, self-direction, and competence. More narrowly, discipline refers to the training ...

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