Great Strategies To Teach Discipline To Your Little One

Morinaga Platinum ♦ 1 March 2017

Great Strategies To Teach Discipline To Your Little One

Hey Mommy, please kindly pay attention when the Little One reaches the age of 2 years old, his/her behavior changes. Your Little One who was originally sweet and submissive, suddenly becomes argumentative with a lot of arguments, irrelative and easily becomes angry, and even becomes rebellious. In much literature, the age of 2 years and over is described as the age of challenging the emotions of Daddy and Mommy. There are various terms to call it, among others are the trouble two, terrible three, and feisty four. The variety of these terms shows that each stage of age has its own challenges for Daddy and Mommy in educating the Little One.

One of the main tasks of educating the Little One since his/her early years is to develop discipline. When the Little One acts up, Daddy and Mommy often take action in the hope of disciplining him/her. But not infrequently, the Little One is given punishment. What is the difference in educating and disciplining the Little One?

Daddy and Mommy often remind the Little One when he/she interferes, does not follow instructions, or can not control his/her words and deeds. All of these things require self-discipline. Educating with discipline should be done lovingly so that the Little One knows whether the action is right or wrong and will not repeat it again. Meanwhile, punishing is done because of the emotions of Daddy and Mommy. The goal is so the Little One does not repeat the mistake for fear of the punishment that will be given if it happens again.

Discipline is a way of educating the Little One by creating an atmosphere of discussion and communication. Daddy and Mommy act as teachers for the Little One. While in punishment, Daddy and Mom seemed to be the judge for the Little One, ready to punish him/her whenever he/she does anything wrong.

Educating the Little One is an effective way to discipline him/her, while punishing will only cause deterrent effects and bad consequences for his/her character as an adult. Consider the following tips for implementing family discipline:

  • Make basic rules in the family. Start with 4-5 pieces of rules, for example: picking up the toys every time you finish playing or speaking in a polite and kind language.
  • Teach your child what kind of behavior that Daddy and Mommy expect from him/her. There is no other way more powerful than giving and being a good example for the Little One.
  • Give praise when the Little One is being good. Within reasonable limits, praise will make the Little One to be motivated to continue doing all things according to the rules. Give praise along with the reason why he/she deserved it, for example "Gee, once you finished playing, you can straight away tidy the toys up? Great."
  • Provide clear boundaries and consequences. Determine what consequences can be made if the Little One breaks the rules in the family.
  • Do it consistently. This is important to be applied so that the Little One can hold the positiveprinciples and values.

The key to success in disciplining the Little One is to be coherent with your partner. Therefore, before the Little One’s learning process begins, Mommy needs to talk seriously with Daddy to equate the vision in disciplining the Little One. Hopefully the tips above can help!