How to give positive discipline

Better ways than punishment to encourage your child to behave.

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How to give positive discipline

Our word discipline comes from the Latin word ‘to teach’. There are often more desirable and effective options than punishment to encourage your children to behave.

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The NSPCC recommends ‘positive discipline’. Click through to find out how it works…

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How to give positive discipline

Give as much love as possible:

You can’t spoil your child by showing them too much love. Boost their self-esteem by making them feel cherished, safe and special.

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How to give positive discipline

Have clear, simple rules and limits:

Your child needs to know what the boundaries are, what is and is not acceptable. Keep it simple to avoid confusion and concentrate on behaviour that really matters.

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How to give positive discipline

Set a good example:

Actions speak louder than words. Let your toddler see that rules apply to everyone in the family, not just him or her.

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How to give positive discipline

Praise good behaviour:

Recognise occasions when your child has behaved well and let them know how pleased and proud you are.

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