School Punishment and the Changing Face of Discipline: Parents and School Punishment

  • Thomas J. Mowen
  • Kyle J. Bares


A great deal of prior work examines the effects of school discipline on youth. Only recently has research begun to examine the role parents play within the disciplinary process, how parents are affected by school punishment, and how parents, in turn, can affect school punishment. In this chapter, we examine this emerging body of scholarship by outlining some of the negative consequences of school punishment on parents and exploring how sociodemographic characteristics impact the ability of some parents to participate in the disciplinary process. Finally, we review ways in which schools and parents can work together to improve the school discipline as well as punishment outcomes for their children and families.


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  • Thomas J. Mowen
    • 1
  • Kyle J. Bares
    • 1
  1. 1.Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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