Being a parent for 3 years I understand the difficulty in raising a child and am here to tell you that when a child is being rowdy, obnoxious, truculent, or disobedient, providing discipline might be the only way to get him or her to stop and understand what they are doing is wrong. But the form in giving a punishment is what confuses many guardians or caretakers, and this guide will explain to you the proper ways to discipline a child.
First off, we must understand what the word discipline means. It is defined as “Using punishment to correct disobedience.” So then the question comes in “What ways can I discipline a child?” You must know that hitting a child is never the answer is, and is now against the law. You might remember being beaten as a child, but now they are strict child abuse laws to protect children. So to provide proper discipline for a despondent child the one of the most effective punishments is to take away anything that he or she likes enjoys to do or play with. If the child likes to ride a bicycle around the house, but just purposely broke one of your precious vases, take the bike away and any other toys. If the child likes to have ice cream after dinner, but was misbehaving in school the day prior, let the child know that he or is banned from having an ice cream for a week. Allow the child to understand why this is happening so that it doesn’t happen again also.
The second most effective method to stop disobedience is to send a child to their room to take a nap. Sometimes a child just may be acting reckless because they are tired, so letting them take a nap could be an effective measure to stopping the behavior. Once they wake up ask them if they are feeling better if they respond positively provide them with a treat. If a child acts insubordinate around the evening time, allow for him or her to be aware that they are going to bed earlier than usual. This may let the child become even more rowdy, but it is to set an example for the future so they understand that acting in such a way is intolerable.
In conclusion, punishing a child may be hard because of the tremendous amount of love we all have for our kids, but I believe it is an effective measure, and has to be used sometimes it has to be done in order to effectively prevent troublesome and recalcitrant behaviors, and will help shape the child down the line.