Connecting with your child helps. Discipline and good behavior is grounded on a healthy relationship between parent and child. Connected parents become their own experts on their own child, so they know what behavior is appropriate to expect and how to convey these expectations. Connected children know what behavior parents expect and make an effort to behave this way because they want to please their parents. Together these parents and children develop a style of discipline that works for them.
It is important to note that our child watches us. Any misbehavior or wrong act will be imitated by our child.
Have conversations with your child. During bed-time make-up stories that reflect good behavior and consequences of bad behavior.
Tell her your experience as a child when you didn’t listen to your parent and paid for it. Also, some good examples. The key is to get behind the eyes of your child.
Do share your experience on how you handle this important responsibility.