Essay about Parenting and Child Discipline

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Carly Dooley
Mrs Widell
Exploring Childhood Through Child Psychology
2-24-12

ALL ABOUT PARENTING “Child discipline”
Author Unknown
2008
Website: http://www.allaboutparenting.org/child-discipline.htm

I am righting a review about the child discipline article for a class assignment. This review is going to tell you why you should or should not read the article. The article is telling you how to discipline your child and teach them how they should behave, not when they start misbehaving, but from the beginning. It teaches new parents the proper way to teach your child morals and good manners. The article gives keen ideas about good parenting. After all, if your parenting is wrong, you cant expect your child to behave right. The article gives you parenting tips that make sense after you read it. After reading the article you will know how to teach your child how to behave. The article tells you why discipline is necessary and how to use it. Sometimes, even when you think you parenting is good, you are doing the exact opposite and teaching your child to test you and not take you seriously. Good behavior in a child is easier if you learn it from the beginning. The stuff the article talks about is actually the same things that nanny 911 talked about to the parents in the T.V show. The way the nanny told the parents to parent is the same way the article explains it, except the article goes more into detail why each step is important. I would recommend this article to not only new parents, but all parents, because it is never too late to change your Childs misbehavior, and your miss parenting. My personal opinion of the article, I think it was actually quite interesting. Even though I am not a parent and wont be for a while, I will take the information it gave me into consideration when I am parenting my own children. The article was worth my time, and I’m sure it will be worth yours.
Child Discipline - What is it?
Child discipline is one of the most important elements of successful parenting, yet more and more, parents just don't know what to do. Discipline (or training) might simply be defined as a process to help children learn appropriate behaviors and make good choices. In addition, loving, effective discipline aids a child in exercising self-control, accountability, and mutual respect.

Through proper discipline, children learn how to function in a family and society that is full of boundaries, rules, and laws by which we all must abide. With it, children gain a sense of security, protection, and often feel accomplishment. Without proper discipline, children are at risk for a variety of behavioral and emotional problems.
Child Discipline - How Does it Work?
How do we effectively implement child discipline? The Bible says parents have a God-given responsibility to train their child in the way he should go. That challenge often requires that we first learn to discipline ourselves in the matters of child rearing. Whether parenting skills come naturally or we learn them through trial and error, they are accomplished by consistency, encouragement, and example. The importance of these tools cannot be expressed enough.

Here are some effective child discipline techniques using instruction: * State boundaries and commands clearly and concisely. As parents, we cannot flip-flop when children try to bargain or negotiate - and they will. Children will test us to see if we will give in to their persuasive pleas (no matter their age). * We must deliver our instructions calmly, yet steadfastly, not as a quivering request. It is more effective to say, "Do not go into the street. Stay in our yard," instead of "Mommy doesn't want you to leave the yard, ok?" Children must know when parents are serious. * Our authority must be clearly, consistently established. Use only the necessary words, and teach your children to develop eye contact and listening skills. Show, by example, that you listen…