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The tags discipline and behavior are nearly identical. Should they be merged? Which one should "survive"? The other one would remain as synonym for the first.

Discipline:

How to enforce the rules you set for the child, and consequences when those rules are broken.

Behavior:

How to ensure or avoid certain behavior, and discussions about why children act the way they do.

I do see a difference in the above definitions, but as they are now I think they're not different enough to justify two separate tags. Either we need to update the definitions to make the differences clearer, or they should be merged.

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    As defined above, I think discipline and behavior are synonyms -- however, I'm not sure "behavior" couldn't be repurposed for more general behavioral questions. – HedgeMage Jun 23 '11 at 17:24
  • Agreed, that's not the definition of "Behavior" I expected. – cabbey Jun 23 '11 at 18:01
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Here's a suggested change of definition:

Discipline stays as it is, but the tag wiki gets a pointer to the behavior tag:

How to enforce the rules you set for the child, and consequences when those rules are broken. See the tag [behavior] about why children act the way they do.

Behavior is changed to focus only on the "why" while the "how" is directed toward the discipline tag:

Discussions about why children act the way they do. See the tag [discipline] about enforcing your rules.

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