What is Discipline?
Discipline is the process of teaching your child what type of behavior is acceptable and what type is not acceptable. In other words, we can say that discipline is a way that teaches us to follow the rules.
As a parent, one of your jobs to teach your child about discipline. You should teach them how to behave. It is not easy to teach discipline to your children but is very important to tell them about it so that they should follow it in their lives. Every parent wants their children to be happy, respectful, respected by others. They want them to become well-behaved adults but not spoiled brats. Here are a few discipline strategies that should be followed by parents to make their kids disciplined.
Healthy Discipline Strategies:
- Tell them: Teach your children the difference between right and wrong with calm words and actions. Tell them the bad results of such bad actions. This is the first and foremost strategy and it will definitely work.
- Set limits: Have a clear and consistent list of rules, your children can follow. Be sure to explain these rules in age-appropriate terms that they can understand and can follow.
- Give consequences: Calmly and firmly explain the consequences if they don’t behave properly. Be prepared to follow through right away. The consequence is directly linked to behaviour. For example, tell your pal that if he doesn’t pick up his toys, then those toys will be removed for a week. Such strategies will surely help discipline your child.
- Listen to them: Listening is important. Let your child finish the story before helping solve the problem. Talk with your child about this rather than just giving consequences.
- Give them your attention: The most powerful tool for effective discipline is attention to reinforce good behaviors and discourage others. Remember, all children want their parent’s attention.
- Be respectful: Your child is going to respect you even when you are disciplining your child. If you “lose it” or overreact with disrespect, apologize. Behave the way you want your child to behave. This will help you a lot.
A word from SuperActive kids:
Do not spank your kids, just tell them the difference between right and wrong and let them decide.
Spanking can physically harm children and may result in undisciplined kids. So, always think before