We all want our kids to be well-behaved and respectful, right? That’s where positive discipline comes in. It’s all about teaching our children the difference between right and wrong behaviour and how to manage their own actions.
Positive discipline is a way to teach and reward positive behaviour while helping our kids change behaviours that are unacceptable. This approach helps them follow rules at home, school, and in society.
It’s super important that our kids know we love them no matter what. So, when they make mistakes, we should use positive language like, “I love you, but I don’t love this behaviour.” It’s all about building a strong relationship with our kids, and a safe connection.
Consistency is key with positive discipline. When we are consistent in a warm and caring way, it helps reassure our kids that we’re there to protect and support them, even when they make mistakes.
- Be warm, calm and firm, when talking about behaviour: Children feel more at ease and secure when they know who is in charge. Fathers who are warm and firm have been found to have the most positive impact on their kids’ behaviour.
- Be consistent: Consistent boundaries help children know where the limits are, so they are less likely to cross them.
- Catch them doing good things: Watch out for your kids doing the right thing. Heap on the praise and reward for your kids when they follow the rules.