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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 ❤️.
- 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! 🙌