Practicing Positive Discipline with Your Children

February 8th, 2018 watchmegrowdaycarecenter

Practicing Positive Discipline with Your ChildrenLet’s face it. All children misbehave at one point or another. You might be tempted to punish your children when they throw tantrums or refuse to clean their rooms, but negative discipline can make children feel worse about themselves and undermine any discipline you wish to instill. Read on to learn more about positive discipline and how it can benefit your family.

Regulate your own emotions

Your child’s behavior might be driving you up the wall, but if you yell or say unkind things, you’re hurting your child’s self-esteem and actually decreasing the likelihood that he or she will change the unwanted behavior. Make sure you’re not modeling negative behavior that you don’t want your children to emulate.

Pay attention to the positive

Keep in mind that a lot of children’s misbehavior stems from a need for attention. Nip disciplinary issues in the bud by rewarding positive behavior with your attention, and ignoring tantrums and whining.

Empathize with your child

Validate his or her feelings and offer an alternative behavior. For example, you could say: “I understand that you’re upset right now. But we don’t hit people. Try using your words to explain to your brother how you feel.”

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