Child Discipline

Discipline is one factor which has to be instilled in children right from a very young age. It is important to know how to you keep a child from going and watching the VCR. Irrespective of your child’s age it is important to be consistent when you are disciplining your child. If you are not sticking to rules put for your child you can’t expect them to listen to you.

Saying “NO” to your child

When you child is between 0-2 years old, they are very curious and want to know everything around them. It would be a good idea to eliminate any temptations that your child is likely to act on. You should keep your child’s environment relatively free of no-no’s. This includes items like VCRs, stereos, jewelry, and cleaning supplies. You should also keep them away from medication. When your baby is crawling toward a dangerous play object, you should calmly say, “No.” You should redirect your child by taking him away from that area or engaging your child’s attention with some other activity.

Is Physical Punishment Essential?

A child who keeps hitting, biting or throwing food should be explained why that behavior is not correct. You must remember that when you are trying to instill discipline in your children you should not spank, hit or slap a child. Babies and toddlers are unlikely to make any connection between their behavior and physical punishment you give.

They can only feel the pain and feel upset and cry about it. Children learn discipline by watching adults, especially their parents. You should also make sure that your behavior is like that of a role-model. This will help you to have a much stronger impact on your child. For example, if you put your belongings in your place, that would imbibe that kind of quality in the kid.

Communicate the discipline rules to your Child

When your child is between 3 and 5, it can begin to understand the link between actions and consequences. You should also make sure that you begin to communicate the rules of your home. It is crucial to explain to children what you expect of them before you punish them for any kind of bad behavior.

For example, the first time when your kid uses crayons to decorate the wall, you should explain why that is not allowed and what will happen if your child repeats the act again. You should explain your child that he or she will have to help clean the wall. The child should also be told that he or she will not be allowed to use the crayons on wall. When your child draws on the walls, you must remind them not to do that and that crayons are meant to be used only on paper.