• Secrets to Toddler Discipline

    by Acadym

    Posted on Apr 09, 2015 at 20:59
Secrets to Toddler Discipline

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

How can you provide discipline to your child so that he or she can function well at home and in public? Every parent wants their children to be happy, respectful, respected by others, and able to find their place in the world as well-behaved adults. Nobody wants to be accused of raising a spoiled brat.


Discipline is the process of teaching your child what type of behavior is acceptable and what type is not acceptable.

An effective disciplinarian needs to have a plan in place before a child misbehaves.  What are some of your expectations?  Your children must know what is expected of them.  If you know what your child can understand at any given age, and how they process information, you will be better prepared to know when discipline is necessary and when it is best to ignore certain behaviors.  Who would know better except for the parents?

Discipline does not mean punishment or conflict between parent and child.  It means helping a child learn from mistakes and develop self-control.  All children need the security that comes with knowing the rules and boundaries of behavior; without these guidelines they feel at a loss.


The foundations for discipline are laid down in the early years. During the first year of a child’s life, parents and baby establish a trust that sets the climate for their relationship through the years.


Becoming an effective parent

Correct politely

My politeness shows him that I value him and want him to learn from his mistakes so he becomes a better child, and the child listens. I hope someday that same child will carry on these ball field manners when he becomes a coach. Have you ever wondered why some children are so polite? The main reason is they are brought up in an environment that expects good manners. 

Reward good behavior

Acknowledging good behavior is the best way to encourage your child to continue it. The reward has to be appreciation and no favourite chocolate or toys


Expect respect

Believe it or not, you begin teaching manners at birth, but you don’t call them that. The root of good manners is respect for another person; and the root of respect is sensitivity. Sensitivity is one of the most valuable qualities you can inspire into your child — and it begins in infancy. 

Model manners

From age two to four, what Johnny hears, Johnny says. Let your child hear a lot of “please,” “thank you,” “you’re welcome,” and “excuse me” as you interact with people throughout the day. And address your little person with the same politeness you do an adult. Let your child catch the flavor of polite talk.

Punishment and Spanking

Corporal (physical) punishment, such as spanking, isn't recommended. Primarily because nonphysical discipline techniques work better with fewer negative consequences.



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