Here Is How You Should Naturally Discipline Your Child In Early Years
Created by Aparna Jha Updated on Sep 10, 2020
“No one is ever quite ready, everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, and look what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh” and recognize that all of the balls there ever were, this is one you should not drop. It is not a question of choice”. - Marisa De Los Santos
Guiding your little one about the does and don’t, right and wrong is the essence of parenting. Till toddlers reach the age of 3, they start learning and understanding things; they take notice of your expressions to decipher whether you are angry, happy or sad. Therefore, it makes it crucial for guardians to define certain limitations in order to discipline the child so as to flourish in the right direction.
Tips for invoking discipline in children:
1 Don’t sound repetitive- restating the same thing again and again will not make you sound authoritative, it might not only make your younger one irritated but also will not be impactful.
2 Avoid sounding bossy- make sure that while talking to your baby your language is short and simple, for instance use “no shouting” instead of “you know it isn’t good manner to yell at someone like this”.
3 Never fail to show your love to children- a sense of belonging and care has the potential to mould these innocent souls into punctual beings. Make sure to end your discussion or instruction at a positive note.
4 Keep evolving your tactics- your strategies to deal with the mischievous toddler might have worked well when he was younger, but now he might get habituated to all this. It’s time for you to start looking for new techniques to deal with them.
5 Rewards for good behaviour- who doesn’t appreciate rewards, acknowledging the minor for their good behaviour will motivate them to be better version of themselves.
6 Try the natural consequence approach- this method involves the children to realise and learn from the mistakes made by them by experiencing the after effects of the action. For instance, if a child touches a hot utensil, once burnt he will never dare to touch it again.
7 Use “NO”- in situations related to safety concern of your offspring so that they don’t land up in trouble.
8 Influence your juvenile- by acting as a role model you are shaping your child just like you, they act as a mirror to your actions and behaviour, therefore, be cautious with your temper and way of dealing with things.
9 Let them know about the consequences- inform your youngster about the repercussions of their actions so that they are aware of the outcome.
10 Avoid lecturing and negotiating- your baby is least interested to hear an hour long screaming speech from you. Furthermore, enticing them with alternatives and options will spoil their behaviour and they will always look forward to profitable negotiations.
| Aug 07, 2018
very helpful topic Thank you .... Can you please tell how to avoid mood swings during studying to my kid ... she will have interest in reading and writing but it is for only 15 minutes not more than that she says I am getting bored ,my hands are paining orelse no interest in remembering the words . please help me out . iam trying my best to concentrate on one thing
| Aug 07, 2018
Hi Sowmya Laxmi Balimidi , I am glad that you found the blog helpful! Taking a 5-10 min break in every half an hour will be effective. During break, ask her to count till 20 and breathe. Studying empty stomach is a bad idea, ensure that your Toddler had a good meal. Changing the environment of the study room can also be a good idea, or else going for a walk during break can eliminate the study pressure!
| Aug 10, 2018
hi.. my daughter is 3. 5 yrs old... she is quite bossy and has a temper but at the same time she is very weak from within as she gets scared easily... I am really loosing my senses over how to handle her... can u please guide me on this so that she gets more disciplined