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Sometimes it’s hard to a parents to remember that discipline is more about teaching than punishment. It is easy to get frustrated when your child acts out in public. Keeping cool and calm and follow these some tips to make an outing with your kids delight instead of disaster.

Set a clear boundaries for your child and let him know ahead of time what is expected of him. Stay calm, and consistent when disciplining and setting boundaries. Remember that each child has different temperament and development styles. Correct you child’s poor behavior without criticizing or belittling her as a person.

Praise a good behavior by providing positive reinforcement. Most of the children want to receive praise. If they know you will praise their good behavior then they are more likely to follow the boundaries set for them. Offer rewards for good behavior.


Discipline is a daunting but necessary is a part of being a parent, from the moment a baby become toddler and begins exploring the surrounding; discipline plays a crucial role in protecting him from harm and teaching him right from wrong. There is more discipline than simple punishment and parents can try a variety of methods to help mold their unique child.

Provide choices, providing your child with choices is good way to make her feel like she has some control in a situation, and make it sure that all of the choices are acceptable to you so that whatever the child chooses you will both be satisfied.

Change your wording, simply changing the wording of your request and direction can make child more likely obeying, one way to do this is to change negative wording into positive wording.

Create a behavior chart, sometimes child’s unacceptable behavior continues despite your effort. Creating a chart to track her behavior throughout the week can help both for child and you to monitor good and bad behavior.

Assign task, to keep your child from acting up in certain places and situation like in the grocery store give him a task that will occupy him. I he’s helping you during your shopping he less likely to act up in the store.

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Good child discipline show a respect for child and parents, discipline techniques that belittle or shame a child are truly harmful. If your relationship with your children has become power struggle, then control not discipline has become your goal.

Defuse this toxic relationship with good listening skills, show a respect for your child’s feeling and thoughts while standing firm on your expectations for a good behavior. Respect for the parents and other authorities are crucial to self-discipline and healthy development. Help your child to learn respect for authority by making your own words and actions as parents worthy of respect.

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Child discipline is important and emotional issue of a parent especially on elementary age of children. We worry about the misbehavior and how we should handle it. Ongoing behavior problems lead us to feel frustrated angry. We dislike having punished to our children.

Majority of the parents need to learn more effective ways to discipline children. Effective discipline helps children to develop self-control, empathy and respect for authority. Both spoiled and harshly disciplined children are risk for emotional and behavioral problems. One new approach or discipline strategy can change course of children development.

Children are different and parents so, as you explore discipline principles he you should choose strategies that fit to your family. Take the risk to try something new.

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Effectively Discipline a Child

Some parents enjoy the act of disciplining their child, if administered correctly; it’s one of the greatest gifts you will ever give. Effective disciplines to teach the children of their actions have direct impact on the outcome of any situation. Children who learn to make positive, healthy choices in life will continue good decision making habits into adulthood. Here are some effective technique to ensure your child learn valuable lessons that will last a lifetime.

  1. Consider the areas which your child has the most trouble and what might be done in order to prevent the problem.
  2. Decide a appropriate consequences to a negative behavior before a conflict to your child ever occurs. Consequences should be age appropriate, like time out for one minute per year of age to younger child and removal of value privileges for older children.
  3. Clearly express your expectations to your kids and present the consequences he will face if he chooses negative behavior, know exactly what the consequences of his choices are beforehand allow the kids to consider option before choosing a actions.
  4. Issue a warning, authoritative voice when prohibited behavior is observed and remind your child the consequences that the result if he continues his actions.
  5.  Avoid temptation to give in to tantrums, arguments or manipulation from your child.
  6. Be consistent and make sure that all caregivers are on the same page when doling out discipline.
  7. Look the opportunities to praise your child when he is doing the right things.
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Disciplining children is an ongoing process when raising children and there are a times when parents question their discipline tactics and methods. Most important aspect of discipline is keeping calm when handling out punishment or when you are in disagreement with your child. Here are some tips to the parent for staying calm while disciplining your child.

  1. Make sure your child is listening to you if you ask him to do something. If your chill is distracted with television or playing a toys remove the distraction look him in the eyes and tell him what you need. These help the parent to avoid fights over chores or other task because the child is full of attention.
  2. Remember that children go through stages where they test boundaries and see what they can get away with, keep calm by reminding yourself that your discipline style sets boundaries and establish rules.
  3. Leave the room if your child has pushed you over the edge. If you are screaming and losing cool, walk into different room and calm down. Think of ways you can handle the situation differently when you re-enter the room.
  4. Respond with positive comment, even when your child screams. Tell her you love her and only want what’s best to her. If you do not react to insult and negative remark with your own negative remark, she loses interest and serves out whichever punishment you are given.
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Just like adults, children also often lie to avoid punishment, because parents have the responsibility to model good behavior and teach children from wrong, it’s important to teach children to be truthful. When the child lies, use the situation as a way to teach the behavior you desire.

Make a plan for dealing with lying, determine a punishment for lying. A child of six or seven might lose television or computer privileges for a day or two. Talk to your child about lying so he or she understands the importance of being truthful. Talk about how important it is to tell the truth even if he or she fears consequences. Promise your child that if he or she tells the truth about a mistake you will not punish the child as harshly.

Avoid creating situation which a child will want to lie, example if you know that a child disobeyed you do not ask the child if he or she disobeyed you. This will tempt the child to lie to try to avoid punishment, instead approach the situation without putting the child in the position of fighting the temptation to lie and instead deal directly with disobedience.

Explain a child why you are punishing him or her when he lies, give the punishment for lying that you already discussed with your child. Give punishment for disobeying also. Make both punishments separate and make sure you explain the distinction to your child so he or she understands you’re punishing he or her both lying and disobeying.

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In a past generation giving a child spanking or paddling was standard form of discipline. In reality, violent for of discipline not always achieve a desired result but instead the act often belittles the child, demeans the parent, teaches children to hit the causes the child to fear, in today society, a lot of effective ways to teach child to do the right things.

GROUNDING, this is a old method but still a good one. Grounding a child can be effective in two ways; first, it takes away her privileges. She understand that she has done something wrong and that are consequences to her actions. Second, disciplinary action is often required for children after they begin to fall in with the wrong crowd or are affected by negative influences.  Grounding child is effective in temporarily eliminating those influences and allowing the child to see that there may be better influences out there for her.

TAKE AWAY PRIVILEGES, grounding is one example of taking away a child privileges as discipline; however, there are many other means of taking away a child’s privileges. In today society, children are so reliant on electronics, taking away to computer privileges, television and any electronic games, including cell phone may be successful deterrent for wrongful behavior.

WRITING SENTENCES, it is effective measure of discipline, example write 1000 times of I WILL NOT PULL BETY HAIR AGAIN. Not only doest it takes away a child ability to play for the time being, but is a repetitious task that most children abhor.

ADDITIONAL CHORES, add more chores to your child, regular set of chores as a form of discipline. Order the child to perform a chore that he is not necessary used to; for instance, he could wash the car or clean the garage. This form of punishment could be used in conjunction with taking away the child privileges.


Just because your child is teen does not mean communication has to end. Despite the stereo type of teens shutting parents out of their lives, they still need parenting. Respect and patience are the two tools you can not do without if you want to keep the communication lines open with your teens. It can be hard work, but it can also make all the difference in your teen’s life.

ACTIVE LISTENING, active and respectful listening is one of the most crucial tools you have when communicating with your teen it’s often far less important what you say than what you hear. Your teens need to know that you will not just listen to what they are saying but also hear what they are trying to communicate. Learn to observe body language to ask question to check for understanding and to give neutral responses. Do not interrupt your teen when she is talking to you. Demonstrate genuine and loving interest.

FIGHT FAIR, arguments to your teens are almost inevitable, your job is to keep him safe and ensure that he learn about life. His job is pull away from you and begins to establish his independence. The two of you are from different generations and won’t always see things the same way. So do not expect to avoid all fights. When you fight learn ways to fight fairly. This includes establishing ground rules about how to speak to each other respectfully, giving yourself time out when one or other of you need time to calm down emotionally, allowing each other of you a chance to speak, listening and respectfully when the other is speaking and respecting yourself by stabling appropriate boundaries and rules.

SHARE STORIES, talk to your teens about your life experiences, and be open and honest about them. Do not simply use them as illustration for lectures. Share with your teen who you are so that you’re teen will be more willing to share who she is with you. Tell your teen about choices you made when you were a teenager. Be frank about which ones you would do differently now and why. Be equally honest about decisions that you would make the same way again if given a choice. Talk about how things are different and how they are the same.


Being a responsible parent is the best thing you can do for your children, a good parenting is one of the hardest tasks you face as an adult; remember this children are a reflection of you and your parenting.

  1. Be consistent to your children, if you threaten punishment make it sure to follow through with it, avoid contradicting yourself and sending mixed messages. Child will never learn boundaries unless they receive consequences, follow through or your children walk all over you.
  2. Earn their respect, because you birthed them does not mean that they owe you forever. Involve them in some of the decision in your home. Acknowledge when they do a good thing like share or clean their room. Children need to grow up to be well rounded adults because of their parents not in spite on them.
  3. Establish routine and stick to it, children thrive on predictability so it’s important to do some things around the same time daily. Feed your children and put them down to sleep in the same time. If you stick on that routine, it’s easier to manage the children and have free time for you. Added benefits are that your children are happier and less irritable on their schedule.
  4. Instill the values of your children, responsible parenting means teaching your children to be responsible, respect, honesty, control, courage and compassion are some values that children need to learn and develop.
  5. Support other as much as possible; avoid contradicting each other especially in front of your children.
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