What to Do When Your Child Crosses the Line

Whether you like it or not, there will come times where your children will be crossing the line. No parent has ever created children that are perfect and will not do anything wrong. Keep in mind that children are still humans. And human as they are, they also make mistakes. If you come to the point of witnessing your child getting out of line, there are some things that you can do to discipline them properly, and this article will just give you that.

As a parent, you also do not want to be crossing the line and hit your child. Also, you do not want to be nagging and yelling at your children just so they will listen to you. Disciplining your child should just be easy as long as you now how to talk to them.

One of the most crucial and effective elements to disciplining your child will be to remain consistent. Being the parent that you are, you have to draw a line between you and your child and remain in that line. Once your child crosses the line that you have drawn, you have to make them realize their mistake by letting them go through consequences.

Knowing when your children have crossed the line can be difficult. Basically, the you should draw a line once your child talks back to you, lies to you, and hits you. The age where such lines are crossed and something must be done about them should be eleven. You can punish your child in the form of time-out for at least thirty minutes. If your child does worse things, they must be on time-out for longer periods.

If your children are still crossing the line and they are already more than eleven years of age, your punishment for them now goes up a notch and should be about grounding them. Grounding them is one way of making them realize that they are not taking their time-out punishment seriously. No parent will want their children to go into deeper trouble as they grow up. If your children still cross the line the older they get, the punishment must now be worse for them to learn better the different between what is wrong and what is right.

For instance, if you have an eleven-year old who has made a pigsty in their room and you asked them to picked up their mess but they refuse to do so, you should be able to warn your kid that they will be under time-out. If they still do not listen, place them in time-out. Once the time-out is done, you then proceed to ask if they know the reason why they were put on time-out. If they will be able to give you answer why then this means that they are well aware of the thing that they have done wrong. On the other hand, if they do not know why, you should tell them. In this way, they will have an idea why and know what wrong they have done.

Every time your child makes mistakes, take the time to sit down with them and talk to them in eye level. Keeping eye contact with them lets them know that you are serious with the matter at hand. Avoid spanking your child right away because there are other methods that you can do that will not involve any spanking or yelling from either of you. Basically, you make them listen and tell them what is wrong and not let them interrupt you. After that, give them the chance to speak.


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