Being smart about discipline, like being a good parent in general, requires taking good care of yourself. A year old won't get what some non-authority counseler is saying, or probably care why mommy and daddy are upset, and will continue about their misbehaving ways. If you do, chances are you'll be a better—and happier—mom. Evan and I talked about how delicious the ice cream was all the way home. My son deliberately stole an ATM card from a classmate with developmental issues and got that sweet, trusting, young man to share his PIN with him so that he could then withdraw money and go on a spending spree at the game store and the convenience store; that was NOT his ADHD. Over time, though, he admits that he was spanking less as a deliberate disciplinary strategy and more out of anger, and as often as several times a month. Then he starts to cry, which wakes up my parents.
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I once had to babysit on no notice at all an 8 to 10 year old who all his family members, parents, relatives and family friends agreed was a little monster, and expressed abject apologies for leaving him to me in an emergency. My parents were frustrated for years and tried anything and everything. History hasn't always been kind to working moms and the way we approach our kids' misdeeds. Right now he is colouring, and going to work on workbooks letters, numbers. The reason I'm letting her run track is because the physical activity is good for her. When we left she told us we weren't getting the meals, so we screamed and carried on in the car.
My 5 year old was sent home for misbehaving, help. - Ars Technica OpenForum
I just wish that had stuck, because at 28, his room is an absolute pigsty. In a classic Stanford University study, preschoolers were divided into two groups: So finally, I told them to scrub the toilet with their toothbrushes. Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. I don't claim to be perfect -- but I know that one day I will be ; it will be the day of judgement for the heathens that cast me down to this Earthly plane. He only took out what he wanted to play with and put it back before taking out another and his floor was clean every night before he went to bed.
Getting to the root of a problem helps you modify your mindset, and involving your child in the solution gives him ownership over it and promotes self-discipline. That night my older two kids started acting up at bedtime. There was one project in particularly that he was supposed to be working on over the entire school year, and three days before his scheduled presentation, she and my step-dad had him deliver his work to gauge was was going on. I did not like it, so I threw a massive temper tantrum, slamming the door, banging on it, and screaming like a banshee. Not all forms of punishment were physical, some were losing privileges. The thing that must be kept in mind is the difference between punishing a child and abusing them.