"I feel she is too little for discipline. But then I find myself screaming at her all the time. What should I do?"
Many new parents ask me at consultations.
The problem is that most people think that
Discipline = Punishment
Discipline = Control
And because they love their children so much they cannot bring themselves to either punish or control them.
But discipline is neither.
Discipline comes from the word 'Disciple' meaning student.
It involves you transforming into a teacher and behaving in a way that your child can copy.
It does NOT involve control. It involves building trust.
You lead the way with your behavior and trust your child to follow.
You can start with discipline as soon as your baby is born.
Because it involves changing yourself - not your child.
I am sharing a step wise approach to discipline in this article that I have written for the Morisons Baby Dreams blog.
Yes. It is possible to avoid punishment and shouting by starting discipline early. Let's do it.
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