Positive discipline is worth a try if you've never felt comfortable spanking your child. Without resorting to threats, incentives, scolding, or physical punishment, you can often nip undesirable behavior in the bud by utilizing positive disciplinary strategies like redirection, praise, and selective ignoring. This disciplining strategy, according to proponents, can help develop ties and increase trust between parents and children. When you respond to provocation with these five tried-and-true examples of constructive discipline instead of anger, you're also teaching a youngster that it's possible to deal with frustrating situations without getting into a fight.
1. Set specific goals and objectives.
Telling your child exactly what you want them to do is significantly more successful than telling them what not to do." "When you tell a child not to create a mess or be good, they don't always grasp what you're asking of them." "Please pick up all of your toys and put them in the box," for example, sets a clear expectation and increases the possibility that they will comply with your request.
2. Positive reinforcement
Take advantage of every opportunity to compliment positive behavior. According to research, when children are rewarded for doing something right, such as following a rule or sharing a toy, they are more likely to repeat the behavior. It's more effective to praise the specific act of excellent conduct rather than the child's character or personality when applying positive reinforcement. If your child displays compassion for someone who appears to be hurt or sad, for example, praise them for their efforts (like asking if their friend was okay).
3. Be respective
Some actions are motivated by sentiments of disappointment or dislocation. Children want to know that they are loved and welcomed by their parents and that they are a part of their family. As a youngster seeks attention and comfort, feelings of uncertainty can lead to poor behavior. Be nice and tough at the same time." Kindness demonstrates "respect for [your] child," whereas firmness demonstrates "respect for oneself and "the needs of the circumstance." Do you find it difficult to maintain your composure? Consider taking a break for yourself before dealing with your child's conduct.
The first method for constructive discipline is to just be patient. The more patient you are, the better your chances of getting results are. You need to establish trust and connect? With patience, you'll be able to achieve this aim. As a parent, you may not have this luxury, so it's critical to identify and praise any advances you notice.
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