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Discipline is an important idea in the military, and in teaching. It is related to the word disciple. To discipline a child is to punish the child for bad behavior. Spanking is or was considered a form of discipline. Self-discipline is controlling your own actions. Military discipline is training people to obey rules and keep order.[1] A disciplined soldier is one who can act even while afraid for his life.[1] A disciplined person is one that wants to achieve his goals, even if it is difficult.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Military Leadership Handbook, eds. Bernd Horn; Robert W. Walker (Kingston, Ont.: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2008), p. 78
  2. Christina Skytt, Power Goals: 9 Clear Steps to Achieve Life-Changing Goals (Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press, 2013), p. 145



  • Solving Discipline Problems - Wolfgang and Glickman published by Allyn and Bacon 1986