Child Discipline Techniques – How Non-Reaction Can Be Effective in Disciplining a Child

One difficult subject of parenting is how to discipline a child. Most of the child discipline techniques focus on what parents should do. One method in disciplining a child is non-reaction. This short article will provide an overview of this technique can be effective.

What is non-reaction? It is the skill wherein an instantaneous reaction to an event is delayed until you had the chance to think it over. A parent will make a determined choice not to immediately react negatively to an incident.

For example, you child is throwing temper tantrums. He or she wants to eat chocolates but in a few minutes it is dinner time. Your child is shouting and whining. For most parents, they would probably react negatively. A shouting match between the parent and the child can erupt. This is not a lovely scenario at home. It can indeed be stressful. Like what they say, you can not fight fire with fire and expect the heat to subside.

What parents should do on these occurrences is to practice non-reaction. Before anything else, parents should stop, control their emotion and then decide how they can correctly respond to a child's misbehavior.

It could be that your child is throwing tantrums. It could the way of your child in getting your attention. If you stop for a while, the child can realize that his or her efforts of getting your attention are futile. He or she can also stop in an instant. No shouting and argument will happen in the process.

On the other hand, if your child is continuously whining and exhibiting tantrums, practicing non-reaction will give you the opportunity to think what is possibly causing the negative behavior. It could be that your child is really hungry or sleepy. You would not be able to ponder about this if you start arguing with your child immediately. You will also setup a communication wherein you are not angry with your child and you can get to talk to him or her in a calm manner while you are trying to understand the situation. With non-reaction you can respond accordingly to the source of the bad behavior.

For non-reaction to work, it would take a lot of efforts on the part of the parents in controlling their emotions and in staying calm even on difficult situations like when the child is misbehaving badly. It is worth doing as you will be able to reap positive results. You will be able to discipline your child with less stress.

Source by Jerry Gardner

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