RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Discipline Children"

How to Discipline and Reward Children during Swimming Lessons

How to Discipline and Reward Children during Swimming Lessons

Discipline is a must during swimming lessons. If I tell a child to sit on the steps, I expect the child to stay there while I have my back turned. How do I achieve that? It is done by laying out the rules and sticking to them. I make a big fuss about my reward [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resist Car Seats

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resist Car Seats

Car seats and seat belts are the number one enemy of millions of freedom-loving preschoolers. These adventurous spirits don’t understand why they must be strapped down, but they can understand the rule that the car doesn’t move until the belts are on or they’re strapped in their car seats. Ensure your child’s safety every time [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resist Bedtime

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resist Bedtime

Active, energetic preschoolers often do anything to avoid sleep. They turn bedtime or naptime into chase time, crying time, or finding-another-book-to-read time to postpone the dreaded bed. No matter what your child may think about the right time to sleep, stand firm with the time you have chosen. However, help your child gradually wind down [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Whining

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Whining

Just as adults occasionally find themselves in a bad mood for no apparent reason, preschoolers are sometimes whiny and cranky even though their physical needs have been met. This behavior is usually the result of your child wanting attention or wanting her own way. Though it may be hard to do, ignoring the whining does [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Not Following Directions

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Not Following Directions

Preschoolers love to test whether their parents’ warnings will be enforced, how far rules can be stretched, and how closely directions must be followed. Give your child consistent results for her research on the adult world. Prove to your child that you mean what you say so she’ll feel more secure about what she can [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Messiness

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Messiness

Little people make big messes, and unfortunately for orderly parents, small children are almost always oblivious to their self-made clutter. Knowing that your child isn’t deliberately messy but simply unaware of the need to clean up after herself, teach her (the younger the better) that messes don’t disappear magically – the mess maker (with helpers) [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Hyperactive

How to Discipline Your Children When They Are Hyperactive

“John’s so hyper!” his grandmother exclaimed after two hours of grueling babysitting with her young grandson. “He wouldn’t sit down once.. .not even to eat!” John’s mother had heard the term hyper used before to describe her son, and she had even used it herself. But when her mother started complaining about John’s behavior, John’s [...]

How to Discipline Children Who is Destroying Property

How to Discipline Children Who is Destroying Property

The line between destructive and creative play is not drawn for preschoolers until parents etch it in stone for them. So before your child reaches his first birthday, draw the line by telling (and showing) him what he can and cannot paint, tear up, or take apart. This will prevent your budding artist from doing [...]

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resisting Bedtime

How to Discipline Your Children When They Resisting Bedtime

Active, energetic preschoolers often do anything to avoid sleep. They turn bedtime or naptime into chase time, crying time, or finding-another-book-to-read time to postpone the dreaded bed. No matter what your child may think about the right time to sleep, stand firm with the time you have chosen. However, help your child gradually wind down [...]

How To Discipline Your Children When They Get Out of Bed at Night

How To Discipline Your Children When They Get Out of Bed at Night

Children under six years old are famous for piping up with late-night requests for books, kisses, milk, or getting in bed with their parents. Remember that your child’s need for sleep is very important. She probably wants those ten books and four drinks to keep you near her, so teach her that going to sleep [...]