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April 2011

Several Tips for Michigan Parents on Disciplining Children

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A good parent is involved parent. A good parent knows his or her children. When you know your child, his desires and needs, the way he is thinking and reacting, it will be easier for you to discipline your child properly.


Michigan parents should choose a correct method to discipline children, as there are many methods for raising kids, depending on your way of life and specificity of your child, but they all have some common basics. Parents should start with these basics and stick to them, until they construct the whole specter of disciplining skills.


Even experienced parents, who already raised one teenager may have problem while disciplining second child. Sometimes, behavior of siblings may be very different. While everything can go smooth with a firstborn, our second child may be quite a problem maker. This is why even practiced parents should know as much as they can about disciplining children.


Both punishing and rewarding are important for positive discipline. In addition, it is important to explain to your child why he you punished or rewarded him. Make sure that he understood you, or punishment will be ineffective. Measure the way you react to your child’s act and try to be fair.


Do not exaggerate when you are praising or punishing your child. Never punish them when you are angry because you will not be able to think strait and there is a greater chance that you will not choose a proper sentence. Give your self and your child time to think about what he did. The same applies for rewarding, to. It is not good to promise something to your child while you are thrilled about something he did, and to change your mind later, or realize that you can’t afford it.


Making examples is the best way to discipline your child. You can’t hold a bottle of beer in your hand while you are trying to teach your child about danger of alcohol abuse. Give him positive, not negative examples. Remember that your child is more likely to assemble habits that are bad then that are good.


Involve yourself in your child’s life; help him with school, for example. Don’t just yell at him if he has bad grade. Instead, see what the problem is, maybe he is trying but have difficulties. Always try to reach to the problem firs, instead of just punishing and nagging.


Nagging and ordering has not proved well for Michigan teens. Children should know what their obligations are and what their parents expect from them. Then, they are more likely to develop self-discipline then kids whose parents just boss them around. Staff