The growing child-Discipline

lucib30 By lucib30, 31st Dec 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Your newborn baby begins to develop his or her own rythms of life and needs regular food and the outside influence of day and night. These are partly a biological necessity, and partly the discipline of a natural existence. As parents you learn to blend your own routine with your baby’s. Bath time, playtime, mealtimes, and sleep begin to make a pattern that your baby understands and expects. Your routine changes a lot to fit in with your new baby.


This is the basis upon which all discipline is built : the balance between the individual’s desire for complete freedom, and the need to fit into the established routine of the family.
As your baby learns to eat with a spoon, he or she enjoys the new skill with great enthusiasm. Good table manners at this age means enjoying your food, and this includes squeezing in through your fingers, and dropping it on the floor. Your older child must learn to control table manners, and the simplest way is to copy those of parent. The child must understand that consistently bat table manners are inconvenient and unacceptable. The loss of a privilege could be used to support your point, but is only effective if used occasionally.

The child understands discipline provided it is consistent and fair. Your child then knows which areas of behavior are acceptable and which are not.

Bedtime and become a problem, partly because your child is feeling lively, and partly because you are feeling tired. Your child sees an opportunity to assert himself or herself. A bedtime ritual that ends with a story produces an atmosphere of relaxation. You can allow your child to look at a book or play with toys in bet for a few minutes before switching the lights off. Your child may need the security of a night light, or of hearing you moving and talking in another room. If your child is constantly calling and reappearing from the bedroom, he or she may be frightened or anxious. You must show your child that you understand his or her fears, but be firm.
Your child must learn at an early age the dangers of traffic and the rules for crossing a road. Your child can watch you and learn before going out into the street alone.
As your child learns about restrictions on his or her behavior, he or she is given the responsabillities.
Punishment should only be an occasional weapon used in the longer process of discipline. Physical punishment should be used sparingly but if they must be used, should be immediate and directly related to the offense.
Honesty is the basis of all human relationships.Your child can understand that stealing is wrong because he or the does not like his or her possession being stolen.
Acceptance of discipline at an early age established a way of life in which your child feels secure. His or her security is based on the emotional and moral structure that is the foundation of acceptable adult behavior.

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