Being a witness to the tantrums of an ill-behaved may irk you to a certain point, but being the parent of that disorderly your person is a different story. Parents of such kid usually find themselves embarrassed and in utter humiliation, causing them to do either of the two destructive moves: ‘Snapping’ or ‘bribing’ their child. These two actions do not help your child at all! As a parent know that your primary job is to love your child, and giving him love doesn’t only mean hugging or kissing. It also means discipline, an act that shouldn’t be done in extreme. So, how do you give discipline to your young fellow?
- Communicate with your child. Really talk with him. What the young mind doesn’t conceive, the heart makes it up. Having a nice chat doesn’t only do wonders to adults but to children as much. Condition your child the day before the planned day-out.
- Make secret codes or gestures. Teach your child your secret messages. Kids would love this, thinking that they’re games or they’re entrusted with a ‘serious mission.’
- Design your own merit-demerit system. Contrary to bribery, incentives push children more to their positive side. It helps them keep motivated to behave accordingly. However, as you plan to give merits, give an equivalent of demerits to balance the system.
- Bond with your kid. Be mentally and emotionally present. A child is sensitive enough if you are merely there with him physically (and mentally absent!). If you’re still thinking of work and other things and leave out your kid, it affects them in a way that’s destructive, enough to put them in a spoiled mood.
As a parent, you are the first on the list who can conduct your own child into proper behavior. Your love, bond and discipline determines the product of his attitude. Be a positive driving force in guiding your child into behaving properly in public.