Discipline: Teaching Your Child about Good and Bad Choices
How to Discipline Your Child By Teaching Them About Good and Bad Choices
It is always best to start teaching your children about character at a very young age. Children are like sponges, they suck up information they are exposed to and if not properly guided could use those information to make bad choices. They also tend to imitate what they see. It is wise to lead by example. Should you get mad at you for doing something he/she just saw you do? Remember, they look up to you so if it is ok for you to do it, they may feel it is ok too, so we must always emphasis on what adults are allowed and what children are allowed.
We must also emphasize and remind them to always make good choices at all times most especially when they are with their peers. It is also important to teach our children how to be their brothers keeper. Helping a friend out in school is a good choice. Being nice to others is a good choice. Being mean to a peer is a bad choice. Bullying is a bad choice. They should learn at an early age that they are individuals and it is not ok to do naughty things because others do it. I will be going over a list of good and bad choices that you can start out with.
Did you know that rewards work great. If you are a parent accustomed to spanking, why not switch it up and try rewards, the smallest rewards mean so much to our little ones and with enough patience from you, you will see them making an effort to be good.
- Be Respectful
- Be kind to others
- Always wait your turn
- No pushing or shoving
- When in class raise your hand to speak
- Use indoor voice when indoor
- Do not hit others
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself
- Listen when others are speaking
- Listen carefully and follow directions
- Use kind words and actions
- Respect personal and other peoples property
- When doing classwork, work quietly and always try your best
- Treat others the way you want to be treated
- Be helpful to others
- Pushing or Shoving
- Yelling at people
- Using bad words
- Being unkind to others
- Not listening or paying attention in class
- Being aggressive with others
- Being destructive of property
- Being rude
- Not walking away when there is conflict
- Speaking over others
- Being unkind
- and many more..
Although children learn at a different rate these steps should work in teaching them right from wrong. If you have a child who keeps repeating the same mistakes, reinforcement is the best option to use. Sometimes, kids need to hear it tons of times before it finally sinks in. It is important not to give up on reminding them about good and bad choices.