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4 Effective Parenting
Discipline Strategies

Parenting Discipline...

Part of your responsibility as a parent is disciplining your child. But discipline is the most difficult area in parenting and it is also where most parents make mistakes.

Parenting Discipline
Not all methods of discipline can get your child to follow you or have positive results.

In order for your child to obey and cooperate, you have to use good discipline strategies and they are the following...

1. Understanding Who And Where They Are In Life

Parenting discipline strategies also depend on what age-group your child belongs. Toddlers are known for temper tantrums and outrageous behaviour.

Arguing with them is pointless and you will just end up losing your temper. They will always do what you repeatedly told them not to do.

You have to understand that temper tantrums are normal in a toddler but you should not give in no matter how terrible and annoying her tantrums are.

To discipline a toddler having tantrums, you have to be firm and let your child know that you are the adult, thus, you are in control.

Teens, somehow, need to be disciplined like toddlers. Teens want to be independent from their parents.

They want to prove that they can still go on with their lives even without the presence of their parents.

Teens are more likely to become rebellious and do odd or crazy things, again, resulting you to repeat yourself and enforce punishment.

Neither a toddler nor a teen is interested in very long lectures. Both of them want to put your parenting and patience to a test.

If you understand who and where they are in life, you will be able to choose the best method on how to discipline them effectively.

2. Do Not Give Everything She Wants

Another important parenting discipline strategy is by not giving your child all she wants. Yes you love your child but it does not mean you have to be permissive.

If she always gets what she wants, she will not learn independence. Failure is something she will find hard to accept since she got used to being provided with everything.

Your child should know how to accept responsibility by learning to do things on her own. According to Abigail Van Buren, "If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."

She should also learn that not everything in the world will always be at her convenience. She should know that she has limits.

3. Set Rules And Be Consistent With Them

In disciplining your child, there should be rules she must follow.

For example, she should watch television only until 7:00 p.m. on weekdays because she has to sleep early for school or her curfew is at 9:00 p.m. when she goes out with friends or else she will be grounded for a week.

Set rules and be reasonable about them. Also you have to be consistent about your rules and let her take consequences.

This is a good parenting discipline strategy. Don't change your mind even if she is sorry and no matter how she justifies her mistakes.

She will most likely to do the same mistakes again if she knows you will be convinced by them. Having her take the consequences from her actions will teach her to be responsible.

4. Do Not Overdo Your Punishment

It is okay to give punishment to your child as long as you do not overdo it. Punishing her harshly will make her obey you but she might develop anger or hatred.

She might apply it in real life because she thinks that hurting someone is the best way to handle conflicts.

You don't want that to happen, right? If you overdo your punishment, she might end up being rebellious and develop negative behaviour. Giving severe punishment is not a good parenting discipline tactic.

If you really want to effectively discipline your child, then these parenting discipline strategies may work for you.

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