been in a mood to listen. It is natural for them to throw tantrums, make a mess, and create chaos, and
this is the most testing time for any parent. It is not always right to scold your children for anything and
everything. Situations need to be handled calmly and with thought. Children should learn the
importance of discipline early on in their lives. Here are some ways to discipline your children without
• Is your motive correct?
When you try and discipline your child, check your own motives first. Providing correct explanations and
making them understand values in life, makes it easier for them to become disciplined. If your motives
are genuine and pure, your children will also learn quickly and remember it for life.
• Choose the right words
As a parent, you need to be aware of what you speak to your children and choose the right words. If you
do happen to lose your cool, allow yourself some alone time, say ten minutes, and then get back to
talking to them in a composed manner.
• The tone of your voice
While it is completely normal to get angry, you must remember that as a parent, your children will
follow your footsteps in anything they do. Choose the right tone and voice while speaking to them. Even
if they are not right, it helps to explain things in a proper manner. Scolding can never solve anything but
will definitely make a child rebellious and irritated.
• Listen to them
Be prepared to lend an ear to anything they say. Value their opinion and do not get irritated if they ask
too many questions since curiosity comes naturally to kids.
For raising a better child, it is essential that as parents, you do not lose your cool while dealing with
them. Focus on their betterment and make all your interactions fruitful rather than a pain. Disciplining
your child now can have future impacts on them. These impacts can be positive or negative, depending
on how you, as a parent, deal with a situation.