How to teach a kid discipline
Many parents experience problems in the process of introducing the child to the discipline. Especially often this problem is encountered by young parents raising their first child. The sooner you begin to accustom your baby to certain rules and give some household chores, the better. This will contribute to its development and create a calm atmosphere in the house.
Consider several ways to teach a young child to discipline.
1. Make sure that the child picks up
Young children learn about the world through touch and sensation. Of all the feelings, young children have the most developed sense of touch, and this should be used in the process of discipline of the child, for example, to explain to the baby which items should not be touched. Tell your child “hotly” by pointing to a pot of hot water, a stove, or other items in the kitchen. Use soft touches when the child is trying to grab everything he sees.
Do not try to hide objects from your child when you are afraid that he will not pick them up, injure themselves or scatter them around the room. This will only lead to hysteria in the child, and you will have to calm him down. Instead, gently ask the child to put the item back in place.
If the child is trying to take a plate of food and bring it to the table, offer to help him. If a child picks up something sharp, tell him it is dangerous.
2. Do not scream
By accustoming your child to discipline, the worst thing you can do is start yelling at him. In most cases, the child does not specifically do something that seems bad to you. So it just develops.
Therefore, if the child outlined the walls of the room with felt-tip pens, try to understand the reasons for this act. Drawing helps him to develop motor skills and helps him learn to write. Of course, in the drawings on the wall you see only the mess and the upcoming work of washing the wall from paint. You can wean a child to draw on the walls and still not yell at him.
Sit next to your child and calmly explain why painting on walls is bad. Take a piece of paper and tell the child that if he wants to draw, he needs to use paper for this. Also, in such situations, you can give the child a warning and establish a punishment if he again draws on the walls. The first time is to warn the child, and the second – already resort to punishment.
3. Set limits
All people work better with limitations, for example, when they are limited in movement or in the work itself. In the process of raising a child, it is also important to establish restrictions for him. This will give the baby the opportunity to explore the world around him, but at the same time he will know when to stop or what could be dangerous for him. Restrictions will allow you to remain calm and at the same time provide the child with the independence necessary for his full development.
The restrictions that you set for the child in the upbringing process not only protect him from possible danger, but also help to understand that in adulthood he will also face restrictions. In life, he will not always receive what he wants, and this child must learn as soon as possible. This will prevent his tantrums and teach him how to react in such situations in the future.