Healthy Disciplining- H&S Education & Parenting
Healthy Disciplining – The Best Way To Discipline A Child!
As a parent, one of your jobs is to teach your child to behave. No doubt, it’s a job that takes time and patience. But, with the help of healthy discipline strategies, you will be able to positively as well as effectively teach your child to behave in an acceptable manner.
Remember harsh words, verbal abuse and spanking are not the way to go about disciplining your child. If you want to instil good behaviour it means you have to practice good behaviour to be able to preach it. By yelling, screaming, abusing or beating the child you are instilling fear and doing more harm than good. In the long run, this will have negative effect on your child affecting their growth mentally and physically. The same has also been proven by research. Physical abuse such as spanking, beating increase the risk of injury and the younger the child the higher the risk with possible long term damage on the brain and body. Whilst verbal abuse can scar the child emotionally causing an increase in mental health issues and behavioural problems as well as depression in older children.
Top 5 Steps To Healthy Disciplining:
Remember you are a mirror and your child is your reflection. If you fight, yell, use physical or verbal abuse then your child is going to pick the same habits. If you feel too exhausted and need to take a break from parenting, do so. It’s better than lashing out at your child. If you are wrong then don’t feel ashamed to apologise to your child. Remember practice what you preach!
Remember whether you are dealing with an infant, a toddler, a pre-schooler, a teenager the basics of disciplining are one and the same. Of course, you have to modify according to different ages. The above is just a guideline!