Posted by Vanessa McLellan Posted on 1/06/2014 with No comments
Parenting discipline is a precondition for child discipline. Parental discipline creates the conductive atmosphere for child to behave correctly. Right parenting and discipline go hand in hand. We must, therefore, discipline parenting first.
Children learn from Parenting Discipline
Kids are born with a blank mind. Like new or formatted hard disc. But this hard disc is live … fitted with powerful sensors like ears, eyes, nose, tongue and skin. It can automatically programme itself sensing all kinds of data from its surroundings ... without making out any difference between good or bad data.
During early years, children spend more time with us. Therefore we are their surroundings. As they are fully dependent upon us during these early years, we mean the whole world to them. We are their Hero … Superman … their role models. And therefore parenting discipline has a direct positive effect on them.
Parenting discipline: Dad I'm Watching You
As far as our children are concerned, we are the best in the universe. We are irreplaceable and indispensable for them. They want to be like us in every way. Therefore they imitate us in eating, standing, sitting, walking, talking, smiling, laughing, joking, making gestures, attitude, expressing anger or happiness, fighting … and much more.
Children are fitted with extremely sensitive sensors. Sensitive enough to detect, identify and record the message that we emit by our words, actions, body language, gestures or even being silent.
We are under their constant surveillance. Their sub-conscious mind is listening to us even while they are sleeping.
If we want them to do something, let's do it in front of them. If not, let's not do it ourselves at all.
So we better watch our words, gestures, emotions, actions and body language. We are the biggest influence in our child’s life, so let's not miss the opportunity and make good use of it. Making them angels or devils is our responsibility. So, take parenting discipline seriously.
Consistent Parenting Discipline
As parents we are not supposed to surprise our kids by behaving in variety of ways in variety of situations. That would not only confuse them but also make them have a poor opinion of you. We are sensible grown ups. Our kids expect us to behave in a consist manner. If we are consistent in our behavior, our kids would follow it and they'll learn to be consistent.
Halen Williams has so much to say about being consistent in parenting discipline, that she has written a whole website about it (consistent-parenting-advice.com), where she says:
"Discover the simple but profound difference clear, firm and consistent parenting will bring to your family. How to enhance your children's happiness, self esteem and responsibility while increasing and developing your own emotional maturity as adults and parents."
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