One of the challenges of being a parent is learning how to discipline your children. There is no absolute and perfect method of discipline given that all children are different, with varying temperaments and personalities. Some kids are quite easy to deal with, and can be swayed with a short reminder in a soothing tone of voice. On the other hand, there are also children who, at the very young age of six or seven, already have minds of their own.
As parents, we must find the time to get to know our children. We should take time to talk and engage in activities with our kids. Establishing a strong relationship with our kids is not just emotionally rewarding for both parties. It gives parents the advantage of gaining their children’s trust and obedience.
Communication is key. This is one of the most valuable parenting and discipline tips I can share with you. We should try our best to keep communication lines open so they know that as parents we will listen to them too.
Nonetheless there are still times when no amount of easy communication suffices. For me at least.