5 Non-Traditional Discipline Tips that Really Work
Here are some ideas that you might want to consider.
1.Learn to communicate well
Communicating well with your children about discipline and what you expect from them is very important. Some parents also decide to let their children help them create responsibility and consequence lists so the child plays a direct role in deciding what their discipline will be.
It’s also very important that you remain consistent. Some will say this consistency is even more important than the discipline you choose. Your children need to know what they can expect from you and for their behaviours and actions.
3.Fit the punishment to the crime
Some parents like to choose discipline that fits the mistake the child has committed. For example, instead of a time out or taking away privileges, they will do something directly related to what they did wrong. If they broke something that belongs to someone else, they fix it or work off the cost to replace it.
Giving your child choices in life makes them feel like they have more power. Instead of saying, “Eat your veggies!” You might say, “Do you want carrots or broccoli?” This still results in your child having vegetables but it puts the power in their hands.
5.Model good behaviour
This isn’t really a non-traditional concept as all parents should be modeling good behaviour for their children, but when considered as a form of discipline, it might not be the status quo. That said, this is a great way to set the stage for what you expect from your children.