How To Discipline Your Child
It is important to stick to some form of discipline consistently for your child. Parents also need to stick to those rules and consequences, if they don’t, their kids aren’t likely to either.
You will find some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline your child to best fit your family.
From ages 0 to 2 yrs
Babies and toddlers are naturally curious. Whatever comes to their hand reach their mouth too. It’s wise to eliminate temptations from their reach. These temptations and no-nos could be anything like stationery, kitchen articles, TVs and video equipment, stereos, jewelry, and especially toxic cleaning supplies and medicines.
When your crawling baby or toddler goes toward dangerous or unacceptable play object, calmly say “No”.
Avoid giving physical punishment to a child of any age. So, let’s see what are the other ways to discipline your child.
Rule you should remember:
Take your child away from that object or area which is the cause of inappropriate behaviour and distract him or her with some other activity.
What can be done:
- Timeouts can be effective discipline for toddlers. For example, if a child has been hitting, biting, or throwing food, should be told why the behavior is unacceptable and taken to a designated timeout area. A timeout can be a place like a kitchen chair or bottom stair.
- Just keep in mind timeout for toddlers are effective only when it is just a short time like for a minute or two to calm him down.Babies and toddlers cannot connect the relation between their behavior and physical punishment. They will just feel the pain.
- It is also important to remember that kids learn a lot by watching their elders.So it will be better to make a much stronger impression by doing things you expect your child to follow. For example, by putting your own belongings away rather than just ordering your child to pick up toys while your stuff is all around the place.
Happy childhood is every child’s right.
Happy Parenting! All the best wishes to you on this amazing journey.
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Categories: Behavioral and Discipline Issues