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How to punish a child?

You may feel awkward on reading the heading, right? But this is something different. We cannot always be nice to our kids whenever he does something wrong even after repeated reminders. I am not talking about physical punishments. There should not be any physical torture, a strict NO to this. We can do a lot of other things to let him know that you don’t like what he did. When he is deliberately doing the same mistakes time and again, you can take away some good things which are dear to him. For example, tell him that you will not make his favourite dish for breakfast if he does not complete his homework on time. This will force him to stay away from making that mistake again.

One step ahead, just warn him that you will cut the cable or internet connection if he does it again. If he did, you can go ahead and this will make him feel the value of it. One of my neighboring parents changed the password of his computer when her son did not brush his teeth before going to bed. The next day he could not use it for the whole day and after that, he never missed his brushing, even for a single day!

Also try to counsel him about the aftereffects of the mistake and how valuable he is to you. In any case never compare him with other kids. Every kid has his own abilities and weaknesses too. So, better let him live his life and grow in his own way, but guide him showing the right path.

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cheri wrote on July 13, 2015, 9:52 PM

It is really hard to be a parent. These are good tips to share.

MegL wrote on July 14, 2015, 8:51 AM

Children need to know that consequences follow on from various actions. They may not understand the consequences of not brushing their teeth but they will certainly understand the immediate consequence of no computer time!

Last Edited: July 14, 2015, 8:52 AM

Ruby3881 wrote on July 21, 2015, 11:07 PM

It is very important that the child has a clear understanding of what is expected, and of the consequences should he disobey. Punishments that are handed out arbitrarily are ineffective and can actually backfire.