10 Important Things You Must Know When Disciplining Your Child

10 Important Things You Must Know When Disciplining Your Child

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Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure. ~ John Rohn ~


We might not generally agree on various methods for discipline but I think we can all agree on the fact that discipline is important. Discipline is vital for healthy child development.


Discipline should not mean only punishing a child for doing something wrong but about setting clear parameters and consequences for breaking rules so that they learn how to discipline themselves. So before you discipline, a key pre-requisite is to set clear expectations and parameters.


Whatever method you use to discipline your child, here are some 10 important things you must know:


  1. Always listen to them before you discipline Always find out from them what happened before you discipline


  1. Let them know why exactly they are being disciplined


  1. Never discipline in anger


  1. Let the discipline be proportionate to the wrong


  1. From age 0-10, do less reasoning and more discipline


  1. For ages 10 and above, do more of reasoning and less of forceful discipline


  1. Always follow through with discipline – don’t make empty threats.


  1. Dont send conflicting signals – be consistent


  1. Encourage and embrace after the discipline.


  1. Finally let your actions and behaviour reflect what you expect from them.