Alternatives to time-outs and discipline methods from the reward table
Parents are often confused as to what is the best method to teach their children good behaviors. Other parents, family members, and even pediatricians will offer a ton of different advice that may not suit your style. Classic discipline techniques, such as time-outs or reward tables, are not always effective and can further frustrate parents. By following a few simple strategies, you can teach your child good behavior without resorting to the techniques mentioned above.
If you really want to teach your child good behavior, you must commit to consistent discipline. The commitment will also include changing your forms to reflect the behavior you ask of your child. Children are like sponges and will absorb everything they see and hear. They are ready to be molded into the well-behaved children you desire. By setting the example, you are giving them a visual idea of what you are asking for and expecting.
Consistent discipline is necessary to ingrain the behaviors you want in your child’s memory. Children, especially those under the age of eight, have very short memories and will need lots of gentle reminders. It is imperative that a clear set of rules is established. Along with the rules, let the child know the specific behaviors you want. Don’t waste a lot of time and energy listing all the things you don’t want. When you see the child behaving in a way that you approve of, tell him. On occasions when the child behaves in a way that you do not approve, stop him and correct him immediately. They cannot learn that it is undesirable behavior if it is allowed even once.
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