Disciplining a child is possibly one of the biggest challenges for any parent or teacher. Check out this write up on discipline techniques for kids and get your child to behave.

Discipline Techniques

Do you find it a real challenge to keep your 2-year-old from fiddling with your gadgets or deal with the teenage tantrums of your growing child? Managing unruly tykes can be a tough bet, more so if they are too defiant against your authority. Disciplining kids is possibly the most difficult bet for all parents. After all, it’s never really easy to apply the rod and smack your kids and get your teary eyed tots to behave.  But then, you cannot afford to be too lenient either, lest your child should turn into a big brat with little respect for elders, teachers and neighbors. The cue is to balance your approach and handle your kids with an iron fist in a velvet glove. All said and done, kids will be kids and it’s never really easy to get them around until you know how to win their trust, respect and obedience. Discipline has always been one of the major issues in classrooms and home. However, with a few disciplinary measures, you can easily enforce appropriate behavior in the kids and get them to behave. Here are a few discipline techniques, especially on classroom discipline, to bail out anxious teachers from the disciplinary tantrums of kids and get them in order. Read on to know more on this.
Discipline Techniques For Kids 
  • Every teacher has her ‘class from hell’ and very well knows the plight of dealing with a cackling classroom. Even so, it is important to silence the students and get them settled before proceeding with a lesson. The best way to do this is to allow the class some extra minutes to cool off and wait for the noise to die down before going ahead with a lesson. The focusing technique primarily revolves round the core idea of preparing the kids for a lesson by attracting their utmost attention.
  • Always prepare your lesson in advance. Unpreparedness only increases the level of excitement and commotion in the classroom. Begin your lesson by briefing the class on the topic and outlining the activities that are to be done during the class hour. In that way, you would be saving some precious time for yourself and the class as well and also saves you from losing out on your class’ attention.
  • Someone rightly said, “Values are caught, not taught”. Teachers often serve as the biggest role models for kids who pick up their values from their educators. Teachers who are courteous, respectful, prompt, polite and fair, set good examples for the kids to follow. When the kids see their teachers leading a life of principles, they are automatically driven to follow suit.
  • A classroom should have a warm, welcoming and cheery ambience and should make the students feel happy and secure. Students learn better in a free, open and unrestrained environment and respond better to a teacher who is more of a guide and less of a taskmaster. Take out time to bond with the kids. Ask the students about their personal choices, interests and more. This exercise would help them to respect you better and even boost obedience among kids. However, make sure that you do not get overboard with your friendliness as it might cause you to lose out on your authoritative powers.
  • Treat your students equally, never discriminate or play favorites. If you want the kids to respect and obey you, you have to be fair. Fairness creates a sense of respect among the students and boosts discipline as well.

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