Effective ways to discipline kids while staying…calm.

I remember not having it figured out when my daughter was 2 years old. I was afraid and knew that was a toddler’s crucial development stage. My daughter was observing and copying EVERY. LITTLE. THING. I. DID. Thankfully, with all the support, prayers, and self motivation, I was able to respond to my daughter with love in good and bad times.  Here are some disciplining tricks that I feel have helped me immensely as a parent:

  1. If your child acts out in public, give them THE LOOK (you know what I’m talking about) and tell them “we’re going to have a talk when we get home”. If your child persists, bring them outside and talk to them as you would at home (a slight slap on the hand may help). If you cannot leave, wherever you are, and your child is uncontrollable, bring them to your car/a quiet place, wait for them to calm down, and return to your engagement. 
  2. IPADS/TV/PCS/ETC. should be banned during the week. I tell my daughter that she needs to do good in school in order for her to watch her iPad. She looks forward to Fridays for that reason. 
  3. TIME OUT & SPANK. This strategy should be enforced beginning at 2 years old. Note, do not yell. It does nothing. But tell them you love them after. You’ll thank me in the long run ❤️. 
  4. This fourth tip references #3. I learned yelling will just waste your breathe. Yelling will make them want to do the opposite. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Leave a reply below, and let me know what you think, and share some of your discipling tricks! 

I’ve also learned, as a parent, you are always learning. So let’s feed each other with some parenting knowledge! 🙌

Being a parent is realizing you’re fighting with a mini version of you.
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2 Comments

  1. Hello my dear. I wrote the name that i call you but erased it realizing that this is not a private message. 😂 Anyway, when my children were around 3-4 years old and they did something bad, i would tell them to go to their room. After 10-15 minutes, when i am already calm and can be level-headed, i would go to them and ask them why they did such a thing? They would explain their side (in simple terms) and i would listen (trying to understand their simple words and what they want me to comprehend). Afterwhich, i would explain to them why i got mad and where their action would lead to if they continue doing it (again in the simplest term one can communicate so that a child in such a young age will unserstand and it’s not easy but your love for your child will get you through 😉). This goes on even until now that my daughter is already 22 and my son is 18. Communication always brings harmony and a good relationship.

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    1. Hi Tita Malu,
      Thank you for sharing! I will definitely keep this in mind when my daughter gets older! Hope all is well! Thanks again for sharing your parenting tip! ❤️

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