Children and Discipline: What’s the Best Way?

Source: Isha Foundation

Sadhguru looks at how rather than imposing something, discipline works best if it is brought in as a culture in the family.

Sadhguru: Essentially, in English, the word “discipline” means “a learning” or “to learn.” When you say, “I am disciplined,” that means you are always willing to learn. You are not stuck in some mode. Discipline is not just doing something in a particular way. If you constantly strive and are willing to learn how to do everything better, you are disciplined.

“In my own childhood, whatever my family tried to impose never worked. But whatever was brought in as a kind of a culture in the family worked and it has benefited me immensely in many ways.”

You cannot impose learning but you can force people to do certain things. But once you start forcing people, if it’s for a short while it can be done, but if it is long-term, your life will go, their life will go. In trying to enforce it your life will go. Their life will go in trying to dodge it.

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