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Positive Guidance and Discipline . What I Will Learn . A clearer understanding of discipline and appropriate limits. Styles of parenting and individual parenting style. Effective discipline techniques. A Definition of Discipline.

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what i will learn
What I Will Learn
  • A clearer understanding of discipline and appropriate limits.
  • Styles of parenting and individual parenting style.
  • Effective discipline techniques.
a definition of discipline
A Definition of Discipline
  • Discipline is a set of rules that govern a person's behavior and conduct.
  • The process of shaping and molding a child’s attitudes and behaviors over the years.
effective discipline
Effective Discipline
  • Teaches
    • What to do
    • Problem-solving
    • Appropriate interactions
    • Self-discipline
  • Promotes growth
  • Enhances self concept
  • Helps children internalize
a definition of punishment
A Definition of Punishment


defined as imposing external controls by force on children to change their behavior.

types of punishment
Types of Punishment
  • Inflicting pain
  • Imposing suffering
  • Enforcing unrelated penalties
  • Personal or emotional attacks
why p u n i s h
Why Punish ?
  • The misbehavior often stops immediately
  • Children often show remorse during punishment
  • The parent gets to blow off steam
  • The parent feels in control
  • The parent hasn't let the children "get away with it"
  • The parent was raised that way
  • Demands continuously
  • Punishes harshly
  • Values obedience
  • Discourages independence and individuality
  • Exercises physical punishment
  • Resorts to yelling and threatening
  • Does not allow reasonable choices to the child
the child raised in a strict home
The Child Raised in a Strict Home
  • May lack spontaneity, curiosity and creativity
  • Often have limited independence and assertiveness
  • Don’t learn how to decide for themselves
  • Not sure how to behave and depend instead on others for their sense of control
  • May have low self-esteem
  • May be aggressive and defiant
  • Sets no guidelines
  • Asserts no authority
  • Remains distant
  • Remains uninvolved
  • Uses excuses for not spending quality time with child
  • Gives the child too much
  • Low on making demands
  • Have little structure
  • Parent who is substance abuser or immature
the child raised in a permissive home
The Child Raised in a Permissive Home
  • Learns little self-control
  • Immature
  • May be aggressive at home
  • May behave irresponsibly
  • Low self-esteem
  • Delayed emotional development
  • Little ability to handle frustrations
  • School skippers
  • Turn to Drugs
  • May Break Law in their search for attention
  • Sets reasonable standards
  • Has reasonable expectations
  • Encourages independence and individuality
  • Enforces rules firmly and consistently
  • Allows choices
  • Builds a more democratic relationship
  • Recognizes individual rights
the child raised in a moderate flexible home
The Child Raised in a Moderate/Flexible Home
  • Responsible
  • Independent
  • High self-esteem and confidence
  • Better able to control their aggression
ages and stages of children
Ages and Stages of Children
  • understand your child's major job at different ages.
  • not expect too much from your child too soon (like expecting a three-year old to tie his shoes)
  • prevent serious problems
  • provide safe ways for your child to do her job and be ready to move on to the next stage.

Knowing Ages and Stages Helps you

reasons children misbehave
Reasons Children Misbehave
  • Attention
  • Power
  • Revenge
  • Inadequacy
steps in positive discipline
Steps in Positive Discipline
  • Ignore minor, irritating behavior
  • Praise and reward positive behavior
  • Be specific with praise
  • Work with the child to set basic rules
  • Decide together what consequences will result from breaking the rules
  • Use consequences consistently and calmly when rules are broken
discipline techniques
Anticipate trouble

Give gentle reminders early

Offer choices

Overlook small annoyances

Discipline Techniques
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Be Firm

Stay in control


Behavior management



Discipline Techniques
what is it they really need from you
What is it they really need from you?

I tried to teach my child with books

He only gave me puzzled looks

I tried to teach my child with words

They passed him by often unheard

Despairingly I turned aside

"How shall I teach this child?" I cried

Into my hand, he put the key

"Come, he said, play with me."