Positive Discipline Techniques For Kids For Their Better Future

Last Update on April 26, 2022 : Published on April 26, 2022
Positive discipline

It’s true that managing children calmly is challenging. Especially when you are new parents and suddenly realize that you are converting into a different person. Children are hard to rise, they act differently, they behave differently, and they react differently which makes it more difficult.

However, I am still aligned with the fact that punishing them or spanking them will never discipline them. I know your politeness and gentleness are no longer synchronized with you. But do you know that discipline techniques with the addition of positivity can help your child discipline?

In this blog, I have mentioned the 10 best techniques to discipline your child positively. These techniques will also help in nurturing a good relationship with your child. So, let’s get started.

What Exactly Is Positive Discipline?

Positive discipline is a smart method of disciplining children where parents openly communicate to their kids about appropriate and inappropriate behavior. With that, they can also explain the rewards and consequences of good behavior.

Although positive discipline may look like an authoritative method, it is focused on solving problems and encouraging them for better actions.

10 Best Positive Discipline Techniques

1. Redirect them in the right direction

Kids have a low attention span which makes them easily distracted from activities. Therefore, you must focus on introducing different activities but with the same motive. It will help them learn the same things in a different way. Similarly, whenever you feel like they are moving in the wrong direction, direct them to the right direction in a different way but with the same perspective.

2. Take the help of positive reinforcement

Positive reinforcement means taking help of opportunities to make them learn discipline, behavior, or manners. Whenever they do something right, make them understand that they are doing the right thing, provide examples so that they can reflect more, and remind them of worse situations. Positive reinforcement is the most effective technique for disciplining a child, it also polishes their personality.

3. Take some time to figure out

Whenever they do something bad, do not directly punish them or spank them, take some time to figure out the reason, causes, and improvement. By understanding the root cause behind such behavior, you will be able to construct the improvement strategies as well. It might happen that your child is imitating you, therefore, make positive improvements in yourself as well. Be open to understanding and making improvements.

4. Take the help of reminders to teach them disciplined

It takes a lot of energy to make your child complete tasks. But, to make them disciplined in a positive manner, you can use single reminders to teach them discipline and time management. Don’t yell at your children, instead, use prompts like, “please do this” so that they can understand it and simply do it before time.

5. Be firm but be empathetic as well

Showing empathy is the best way to teach empathy as we all know that children try to imitate their parents. It might happen that teaching empathy might take time, but you have to focus on the goal and keep on repeating empathetic statements in front of them so that they can learn from your behavior. Do not lose your patience while dealing with this.

6. Take the help of time-outs

Time-outs can be your “me-time” or cooling time wherein you can calm yourself down. Make sure you are not using time-outs as punishments; be there whenever your child needs you. The best way to take time outs is when your child sits for a while or sleeps. Do not leave them alone when they are playing, reading, or doing something else, be there and teach them discipline with the help of these activities.

7. Teach lessons from their mistakes

If your child misbehaves or does something bad, you can use such incidents to teach them or turn their mistakes into lessons. You can use such incidents in the future to explain them and make them understand why they should not do it.

With the help of this approach, you will be able to make your child understand and will help them grow into a compassionate and kind person.

8. Set expectations and boundaries

If your child loves going out for a walk, it’s great but make sure you’re limiting each activity. You can firmly set rules for playtime, walk time, or watch time so that they don’t expect more from you and do not become stubborn. You can also set boundaries and rules for completing activities.

9. Don’t order, but request so that they can reflect

As I mentioned above, children follow the footmarks of their parents, therefore, make sure you’re requesting them and not ordering them to complete a task. This will help them in reflecting on your good behavior.

10. Keep rewarding them

If your child does something good, make sure you reward them with the stuff they can learn more. If your child does something bad, don’t punish them; instead, try to teach them calmly. If your child refuses to listen, understand the causes, and face the consequences together.

I hope this blog helps you with the 10 best positive discipline techniques for kids. Comment down your experience after trying these techniques. For more such content, connect with us on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

Happy parenting ☺

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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