Teaching your child boundaries, learning to say “no,” and coaching your child to practice good behaviors are all part of an important discipline strategy.
Helping your child through each phase of his life with loving discipline is an integral part of his development, a necessary requirement to help him grow into a healthy adolescent and beyond.
Having said that, it’s also important to acknowledge that it is almost to watch their little ones become even more upset.
So the most important thing for you to do before you read any further is to acknowledge to yourself that discipline is not fun and rarely easy.
Joey gets the plane to play with while you watch your daughter.
If she continues to be aggressive or physical she is removed from the situation to a safe environment where she will sit until she calms down.
His mother shows her wisdom in allowing him to pick and choose various things throughout the day that really have no impact on Trey’s well-being or safety.
If a child thinks for one second that they can get away with an offense, they will try it—and if not called out by their parents for their indiscretion, will learn early on that they can work the system in their house!” Before naptime she’ll announce, “It’s time to take our nap in 15 minutes.Would you like to read a book or color before then?Every time Karen tells her 5-year-old son Jayden it’s time to leave a friend’s house, he explodes, throwing his toys, screaming and kicking her.“It’s gotten to the point that I don’t want to take him anywhere anymore,” she says. Her 3-year-old toddler has started biting other kids when she’s frustrated.It’s unreasonable to expect anything else, so while it can be frustrating for you as the parent to have to continue disciplining your child for what seems like the same offenses over and over, remember how frustrated your child is and how normal it is for her to act out.Your role as the provider of loving, consistent discipline helps her to feel safe and secure, which will help her through this stage in her development.At this point you can tell her “When you are ready to play nicely, you can return.” Most, if not all, of your young child’s discipline at this age will center around her acting out (hitting, biting, screaming) for not getting her way, or perhaps throwing a tantrum.A child between the ages of two and six does not have the frustration tolerance, the language skills or reasoning abilities that an older child or an adult has.For the young child between the ages of two and six, the main thing to remember is to keep the discipline simple and easy to understand.Parents of teenagers can spend a lot of time lecturing them on why not getting chores done is a violation of house rules, and the teen will get it (well, maybe!