As a parent, one of your job is to teach your child how to behave. It’s a job that takes time and patience. But it helps to learn the effective strategies.
1- Show and tell
Teach children right from wrong with calm words and actions. Model behaviors you would like to see in your children.
2- Set limits
Have clear and consistent rules your children have to follow. Make sure you explain the appropriate terms so they could understand.
3- Give consequences
Calmly and firmly explain the consequences if they don't behave. For example, tell her that if she does not pick up her toys, you will put them away for the rest of the day. Be prepared to follow through right away. Don't give in by giving them back after a few minutes. But remember, never take away something your child truly needs, such as a meal
4- Hear them out
Listening is important. Let your child finish the story before helping solve the problem. Watch for times when misbehavior has a pattern, like if your child is feeling jealous. Talk with your child about this rather than just giving consequences.
5- Give them your attention
The most powerful tool for effective discipline is attention—to reinforce good behaviors and discourage others. Remember, all children want their parent's attention.
6- Know when not to respond
As long as your child isn't doing something dangerous and gets plenty of attention for good behavior, ignoring bad behavior can be an effective way of stopping it. Ignoring bad behavior can also teach children natural consequences of their actions
7- Be prepared for trouble
Plan ahead for situations when your child might have trouble behaving. Prepare them for upcoming activities and how you want them to behave.
8- Redirect bad behaviors
Sometimes children misbehave because they are bored or don't know any better. Find something else for your child to do.
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