Although it’s never fun, properly disciplining your child is an important part of parenthood. But as parents, it is our responsibility to raise our children to be the best they can be. We recognize that every set of parents have different ideas on how to properly raise their children; these are not absolutes to follow, merely suggestions for help disciplining kids.
Make consequences realistic, and if possible, make the consequences reflect or relate to the negative action (e.g. if your child refuses to behave at the table, don’t let them have dessert; if they won’t clean up their toys, take the toys away for a certain time period).
Follow through. If you let your child know there will be negative consequences to disobedience or negative behavior, but then let them off the hook, they will become more likely to act in the exact same way since they learned there aren’t actual consequences.
If you have any questions, or want more information, please contact either office and we will be happy to help you!