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Parenting Snapshots: Punishing my child – is it OK?

punishing my child

In this week’s parenting snapshot we are talking about something that is hugely relevant to me: is punishing my child okay and how do we do it?

I think every parent has a concern over whether or not it’s okay to punish their children.  When do children start to learn right from wrong and how do we deal with what we deem as bad behaviour?   What is relevant punishment for an age group?  Children tend not to learn the difference between right and wrong until they are at least 2 years old, but is it okay to start punishment before then?

I have teamed up again with Beckie White from to discuss when it is okay to punish our children and what reprimand should be given.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Is it okay to punish our children
  • When age is it okay to start and how?
  • How to deliver removal of privileges


Some of our other hangouts you may be interested in are:



Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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