Discipline is something that adults do with, and for children; rather than to stop them from behaving in undesirable ways. Its intention is to help children become self-disciplined as they learn appropriate and acceptable behavior patterns. Discipline involves a continuous process of guiding behavior and is offered while appropriate behavior is occurring, as well as before, during, and after inappropriate behavior is displayed.
- Established clear, consistent, and simple limits.
- Reinforcing appropriate behavior
- Offer straightforward explanations for limits.
- Ignore minor incidents.
- State limits in a positive way, rather than a negative way.
- Provide choices.
- Focused on the behavior rather than on the child.
- Reminder of rules
- Acknowledging choices
- Use natural and logical consequences
- Using proximity and touch.