ABOUT THE BOOK
Children are a boundless source of joy. Most parents would agree that theres nothing quite like holding your newborn child in your arms for the first time. Of course that joy is no doubt essential in sustaining them through the monumental task of raising that child from infancy to adulthood. In fact, experts have agreed that the early years of a childs life profoundly affect their overall development. This of course refers to physical, mental, emotional, and sociological development. Naturally, this raises the sticky subject of instilling a sense of discipline.
Disciplining your child is a daunting task. This is perhaps made even more so by the various disciplinary methods, all of which seem to contain opinionated experts. The old adage, spare the rod, spoil the child, no longer seems to hold as much water as it used to in previous generations.
In fact, such an antiquated brand of parenting will end up doing more harm than good. In fact, spanking your child only teaches them to behave out of fear of punishment instead of teaching them self-discipline. Childrens sense of discipline should ideally be internal, rather than external, in order to ensure they grow well-behaved even when there is no risk of punishment.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Joseph Pritchard is passionate reader and writer. He has a bachelor's degree in Biology and also completed a degree in medicine. He has written for other prominent online publications and enjoys writing on a variety of topics.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Follow through is also important. If you tell them doing a specific bad behavior will have such and such a consequence, be prepared to make good on it. This means that, if you told your toddler that leaving their toys lying around will get them confiscated for a day, then you should do precisely that should they persist on leaving their toys lying around.
In fact, regardless of the specific method you employ, it is important to convey your love and affection to your child. This includes doing things such as:
Physical displays of affection (i.e. hugs and kisses)
Giving them your full attention
Doing so helps your toddler feel loved and accepted which in turn might motivate them to be well-behaved. Such a method will have a more positive effect on their overall development than more negative or punitive measures…
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How to Discipline Your Toddler
+ Discipline 101: Toddlers vs. Older Children & the Keys to Successful Disciplining
+ Disciplinary Approaches to Avoid
+ Tips to More Effective Parenting
+ …and much more