Parenting Tips: Positive Discipline

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Positive Discipline is all about ingraining positive behaviour in the minds of children which focuses on the value that there is no bad children, just the behaviour accounts for everything. The pivotal role of positive discipline is concentrating on “How and what you say?-To get the results you want”. This aids in assisting your child to learn positive values and develop social skills for life. The kind of traits which the positive discipline encourages includes raising the child who is responsible, adaptable and highly skilled. It is often perplexed with letting your child to do whatever he or she wants, which in-turn leads to the poor self-control and difficulty in committing to decisions by the children.

Positive discipline involves parenting in a warm, kind and respectful way with fair, firm boundaries and relevant, reasonable consequences. It assists in reverting things back to roots by teaching or guiding the child to set the behaviour right, when they do wrong instead of punishing them. Punishment undermines your relationship with your child, at times making the kids feel worse about themselves and impairing your child’s development of self-discipline. Few tips to get started and following these would help you to slowly change your perspective towards positive discipline.

In-spite of your stressful life try to regulate your own emotions. It’s hard to keep cool in the heat of moment, but it is the chief role of parents to model the types of behaviour which they want their children to emulate. Home, has a paramount importance in shaping the behaviour of child, so it should be made sure that the environment present there would help in moulding them towards positive discipline. Growth of a child is through impressive array of behaviours so it is very essential that you must be very cautious on the way you behave.

The fundamental aspect to achieve positive discipline in children involves in prioritizing the parent-child connection, which is the only contrivance through which you can make your child cooperate. The relationship between you and your child can be strengthened by seeing yourself as a coach, offering your child loving guidance which would help them to manage emotion in-turn the behaviour instead of using any punishment or love withdrawal techniques. You can follow the essence of identifying the cause for any misbehaviour of your child so that it would help you in using right strategies. In the case of any misbehaviour make yourself calm and focus on what might be engendering it.

It’s not mandatory that you have to praise your child for every little action. Still, use positive and motivating comments that would be most helpful in devising specific behaviour in the children. Be very cautious on rewarding your child for any good behaviour as this would create a wrong message in the minds of kids that “You would be paid off for any good” which would impart in the minds of kids for reward all time. The reinforcements given to them should be at a proper time, not necessarily high rated gifts; a warm hug, a kiss on the cheek, a pat at the back, favourite food – will make their day. This will raise their good standards and kids will work more on improving their good deeds. Never compare your kids with other kids, as every kid is unique.

Always explain your decisions and justify the good deed for them to have a better understanding. Instead of focusing on their academics, concentrate on what and how they feel with things around, get close to them to have a better clarity on their emotions.

The quality time which you spend with your child is the key to a happy, well-behaved child. Make a practise of spending time with your child everyday in-spite of your busy schedule, which would be a best investment that you can make in your child.

HAPPY PARENTING!