Structure and discipline in parenting

My son is a one year old in a two year Olds body I swear, unfortunately for me this means some type of discipline is needed.

I don’t agree with ever hitting my child but I do agree that to raise a good child they have to have some kind of structure and discipline. With this being said here’s how I raise my son.

  1. I count down from five not one. This one I find very effective with my son, but I don’t use this method all the time.
  2. Next I have the time out concern but with a twist, sometimes people forget that kids can work themselves up to the point they can’t calm down there not adults they don’t know how to do this themselves yet. So when my son is having a tantrum and he’s on the ground lying down crying and kicking. I simply say “go cuddle the cushion.” And I place him on a cushion in the corner of the room. Once he is done he gets up and re groups.
  3. The power of giving my child two choices but having those two choices be what I want is amazing. For example the other day we walked down the road as a family it’s a short walk so we didn’t take the pram and let Lorenzo walk with us. When we came to a road to cross I gave him too choices, “you can hold my hand and walk.” Or “I will pick you up. He reached out his hand and we crossed the road. As a teacher I use the two choices every day I believe it works very effective and my son who is only one is proof of this.

I haven’t had to smack my child or raise my voice I keep myself very calm “children respond better.” I’ve only raised my voice if he’s touched the oven or a power point or I’ve seen him hit a child. But 50% of the time my parenting style is all of the above.

If your a parent reading this and find it interesting or you’ve tried all three I would love to here what works and doesn’t work for you?

Not just a regular mum 💌

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