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Most parents may have experienced a moment when they have questioned their own disciplining approach towards their child and wondered if it really is effective. Disciplining approaches are critical as they can make or break the child’s self-esteem and self-worth. In this article, we will explore how parents can use discipline to create a safe and secure environment that promotes their child’s self-worth.
A book published by Oxford University Press in 2010, The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid, mentions a few key principles that will help parents discipline their children in a way that promotes their self-worth:
All these tips will definitely help you enforce discipline in a way that promotes the child’s self-worth. However, parents should know that catching their children doing something right and praising them is a great disciplinary tool too. Children like it when their parents pay attention to them, and hence providing it for the right reasons is essential. When children feel appreciated and supported, they are less likely to engage in disruptive behaviour.
Did you know that discipline has the power to promote your child’s self-worth? Did you find this article helpful? Do let us know in the comments section below.
The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises. (2010). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
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