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15 Tips for First Time Parents to Help with Discipline

How to Discipline Children

Welcome to the parenting world! Pretty sure, the happiness that you are feeling as a mother or father of a beautiful angel is priceless. Being a parent is a valuable gift, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibilities.

Discipline and teaching children tolerable ways to conduct themselves is, undeniably, one of the trickiest parts of parenting. These days, you’ll find various ideas on how to appropriately discipline children. However, bear in mind that the goal of discipline is to guide your little one through their developmental periods while educating them important behaviors and lessons that will help them grow up into successful adults.

How do you keep your child from heading to the DVD player? How can you get him or her to value your authority? Here are 15 tips to help you with discipline.

  1. Tell or show your child how his behavior affects you. This will help him see his feelings in yours.
  2. Listen courteously. You can nod as your little one talks, and imitate what you think he is feeling. Doing this will mean a lot, such as helping them cope up with big emotions and tension.
  3. Show and teach your kid what she needs to do, instead of telling her what not to do.
  4. Positive feedback is crucial. Always give your child a positive feedback when he’s behaving in a manner you like.
  5. Keep things positive and simple so he will know what is expected of him. It is advised to implement positive rules as it guides the behavior of a child in a positive manner.
  6. Keep promises, whether it is good or bad. This enables your child to learn to respect and trust you.
  7. The environment surrounding children can potentially influence their behavior, thus create one to help develop their good behavior.
  8. As your kid gets older, give him more responsibility for his own behavior. Give him also the chance to experience the consequences of his behavior.
  9. Help your younger one learn how to convey how she feels. Say, “How are you feeling?” “You seem upset.”
  10. Always be firm on whining – no means no. Don’t say a word unless you really mean it.
  11. Make your younger ones feel important. You can give them some simple things or chores they can do to help you.
  12. Challenging situations are inevitable, but always be prepared on these. Talk to her why you need her cooperation so she’s prepared for your expectation.
  13. If your child is acting strange, know the legal root of his behavior.
  14. Create a gesture or non verbal sign that your kids will accept as an indication that they’re being improper and need some behavior changes.


15. Be a good role model. Your child watches you, so be wary of your actions and words.

When it comes to discipline, you must apply consistency – regardless of the age of your child. If you’re not able to stick to the consequences and rules you have set up, chances are they are not likely to either. Start with tips above to encourage the behavior you really want in your youngster.

14 thoughts on “15 Tips for First Time Parents to Help with Discipline

  1. I wish I could remember each of these tips after five years from now. I wish to forward this page to my sister who is a young mom of two little angels. Thanks for the great advice.

    1. You’re most welcome, Fahim! Yes, feel free to forward this to your sister. This might help her deal with things as a mom. 🙂

  2. wow what a great post and blog with so nice pictures:) With Love Jasmin

    1. Thank you for that awesome comment, Jasmin!

  3. I really like these tips my kids are older now but I still use most of these. They are 9&11

    1. Thanks, Latersa! Everyday MOM Life 🙂

  4. Wow. Im not yet a parent, but I connect with all you said. I think parenting is very important at the early stage. I see its usefulness being a teacher.
    Thank you Latersa

    1. Wow, I feel so privileged that an educator is reading my blog. Thank you so much, Owen! Sure this will help you prepare for your future family life. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Warda!

  5. While all the points you have mentioned are very important and relevant, the most important, according to me, is being a good role model. I have noticed this first hand with my daughter. If I tell her to behave a certain way, it only gets reinforced once she sees me behave the same way!

    Great post! 🙂

  6. Great advice! I wish I saw this when my two were younger!

  7. Excellent advice that any parent can apply to their bag of tricks 😊

  8. Beautiful post! I don’t have kids but I look after my nephew 3 days a week and a lot of this resonates with me.
    Kids are the sweetest of humans and I LOVE their brutal honesty. Such a beautiful part of life.

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