I am a mother of a 4-year-old boy who has recently started to become very stubborn and disobedient. I am finding it difficult to discipline him without resorting to physical punishment. I grew up in an environment where physical punishment was a norm, so I don't have many ideas on how to handle this situation differently. I don't want to perpetuate the cycle of violence and want to discipline my child in a more effective way.
Can anyone suggest some ways to discipline my child without resorting to physical punishment? I would love to hear some practical tips that have worked for you or others you know. Thank you in advance for your help and advice.