As a parent, this can be very frustrating, especially if you’re tired because of work or because you were taking care of your family. However, you should remember that your child is not yet in full control of their emotions.
Children are prone to emotional outbursts because they don’t know the best way to express their feelings. So to deal with it, you should try and avoid shouting or screaming, as this just makes things worse, and can even cause your child to feel upset.
If you feel angry or frustrated, take a few moments to calm down before going back to your child. Always talk to them calmly, firmly, and respectfully whenever you’re trying to discipline them. This helps children to calm down and follow orders, and models proper emotion coaching from parents.
Lastly, It is important to be understanding. Children are not always aware of the consequences of their actions. Additionally, children don’t disobey their parents out of spite, or because they are just “bad”.
Try to look deeper and figure out the reason why your child might not be following the boundaries you set. Maybe these need to be adjusted based on their level of development or emotional needs.Whatever it is, try your best to be more understanding of their needs and desires.
What are the benefits of discipline?
Setting limits for your child can have a number of benefits. Here are some of them: