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8 Ways to Self-Discipline Your Child

by | Aug 13, 2021 | Character Building | 0 comments

Teaching self-discipline to your child is one of the best things that you can do as a parent. If your child is self-disciplined then they are likely to grow into responsible adults. Kids who follow rules and know the value of long term rewards are better behaved and level-headed. However, most parents say that teaching self-discipline isn’t as easy as it may seem. 

Why is it that parents consider teaching self-discipline a huge task? Well, it is difficult when you have no idea how to go about it. Another reason is that it takes effort on your part as a parent to showcase self-discipline to your child and be a role model. The good news is that it takes only a bit of effort and patience to teach it effectively. Your child’s mind and personality are still forming and you can change it for the better. So, how do you teach a child discipline and respect especially when your child is young? We have searched and made a list of some tips you need to follow to achieve this

Lets look at 8 Ways To Self Discipline A child


1. Provide Structure and Routine

Create a schedule for your child and encourage them to follow it. Schedule and stick to definite timings for simple regular tasks like getting up, packing bags for schools, and having breakfast. Since most of the classes are online, set aside time for homework after the classes are over. Fix the play hours, cartoons and time to go to bed. Following a regular schedule is the first step to develop self-discipline for students. Once your child sticks to these timings, they develop the habit. Habit-forming is crucial and helps your child to lead a happy, healthy, and disciplined life.

2. Set Clear Rules and Expectations

Let your child know what rules to follow and what you expect from them. Tell your child what is right and what isn’t. Set these simple rules which your child can follow. Remind them regularly and make sure that they follow the rules. 

3. Explain Why Rules Were Set

Explain in simple words the need for setting the rules. For instance, a regular bedtime will not make your child sleepy during the daytime. Doing homework first will give your child more time to play later. In this way, your child starts making better choices and grow self-discipline.

4. Show Them the Consequences Too

Experience teaches more than theory. Self-discipline activities for students should include this aspect too. Make sure that your child learns that actions have results too. If your child habitually refuses lunch and eats junk food, then stop giving them junk food. An hour of being hungry will teach your child to eat healthy meals on time. If your child throws your mobile around, then stop them from playing games on it.

5. Baby Steps for Your Babies

Self-discipline for students may take years to perfect. Use strategies suited to your child’s age. Remind them of their routines if they forget. Create a picture chart that shows the morning schedule and hang it in your child’s room. Children may forget spoken reminders but identify more with pictures. With time, they will follow the routine and become more disciplined.

6. Praise and Reward Good Behavior

How does one teach discipline to students? A part of the answer is to praise and reward good behaviour. Praising raises the chances of a repeat of good behaviour. A reward doesn’t mean giving them money or treats. Yes, you can give money too for starting a saving habit. Other options would be to give more time for playing or watching TV. One reward could be cooking their favourite meal for lunch or dinner. But this system is for the short term. As your child grows, so will their self-discipline and you should phase this out.

7. Teach Them How to Solve Problems on Their Own

If your child has self-discipline issues, then try to find the answers together. You can give input but let them come up with the solutions. If your child is late for school or doing homework, ask them to find ways to solve these problems. Help them with it. You may come up with simple and creative solutions that work. They can arrange their clothes and books the night before. Or you can help them with their homework. These simple solutions will lead to more self-discipline and confidence.

8. Be a Positive Role Model

How to teach a child discipline and respect? The answer is, by becoming an example yourself. Your child learns from you. If you lack self-discipline, your child will too. If your child sees you sitting around and not doing your work, they will do that too. If you promise something and not fulfil it, they may do the same in the future. If you expect your child to study hard, don’t bring your friends home or throw parties during their study hours. If you want your child to be well behaved, then don’t be rude to anybody in front of them. Work on your self-discipline and your child will follow you and reflect the same. 

Self-discipline Activities for Students

There are various fun activities and games for discipline that you can do with your children. Your child will never think of them as chores and enjoy doing them. Include them and see the difference.

a. Don’t Bite Game

This game needs a piece of soft candy or chewing gum. Put the gum or candy on your children’s tongue and ask them to not bite it. See how long they can withstand it. The winner is the one who takes more time. With time your child’s will learn self-control and discipline.

b. Statue Game

You must have played this game as a child. When you say statue, your child has to stand perfectly still. Check how much time they can stand still without moving. This game also increases their self-discipline levels.

c. Don’t Laugh Game

This is a pretty fun game. Take turns with your child to make each other laugh without touching. It could be making weird faces or funny noises. By keeping control of their laughter, your children learn to control their emotions. This activity indirectly teaches them self-discipline.

d. Jenga 

Jenga is perfect for teaching self-discipline to your children. It requires patience and slow deliberate movements to remove blocks and put them on top of the tower. It requires discipline and impulse control. And it still is a fun game which children love.

e. Hide and Seek

The game of your childhood. Play it with your children. Let them hide while you look for them. Staying silent while hiding when you are trying to find them is hard but a fun activity. It takes a lot of effort not to giggle or poke their head out to look where you are. Controlling these funny responses teaches your children self-control and discipline.

Conclusion

So, these were some tips on self-discipline for students. Learning self-discipline early in life gives your child an edge for the future. It will teach him the difference between short term and long term rewards. The more self-disciplined they become, the less monitoring they will need from you. They will learn how to avoid temptations and become responsible adults. Introduce your kids with activity-based learning in our Angel Bear Yoga Teacher’s Program 

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8 Ways to Self-Discipline Your Child

by | Aug 13, 2021 | Character Building | 0 comments

Teaching self-discipline to your child is one of the best things that you can do as a parent. If your child is self-disciplined then they are likely to grow into responsible adults. Kids who follow rules and know the value of long term rewards are better behaved and level-headed. However, most parents say that teaching self-discipline isn’t as easy as it may seem. 

Why is it that parents consider teaching self-discipline a huge task? Well, it is difficult when you have no idea how to go about it. Another reason is that it takes effort on your part as a parent to showcase self-discipline to your child and be a role model. The good news is that it takes only a bit of effort and patience to teach it effectively. Your child’s mind and personality are still forming and you can change it for the better. So, how do you teach a child discipline and respect especially when your child is young? We have searched and made a list of some tips you need to follow to achieve this

Lets look at 8 Ways To Self Discipline A child


1. Provide Structure and Routine

Create a schedule for your child and encourage them to follow it. Schedule and stick to definite timings for simple regular tasks like getting up, packing bags for schools, and having breakfast. Since most of the classes are online, set aside time for homework after the classes are over. Fix the play hours, cartoons and time to go to bed. Following a regular schedule is the first step to develop self-discipline for students. Once your child sticks to these timings, they develop the habit. Habit-forming is crucial and helps your child to lead a happy, healthy, and disciplined life.

2. Set Clear Rules and Expectations

Let your child know what rules to follow and what you expect from them. Tell your child what is right and what isn’t. Set these simple rules which your child can follow. Remind them regularly and make sure that they follow the rules. 

3. Explain Why Rules Were Set

Explain in simple words the need for setting the rules. For instance, a regular bedtime will not make your child sleepy during the daytime. Doing homework first will give your child more time to play later. In this way, your child starts making better choices and grow self-discipline.

4. Show Them the Consequences Too

Experience teaches more than theory. Self-discipline activities for students should include this aspect too. Make sure that your child learns that actions have results too. If your child habitually refuses lunch and eats junk food, then stop giving them junk food. An hour of being hungry will teach your child to eat healthy meals on time. If your child throws your mobile around, then stop them from playing games on it.

5. Baby Steps for Your Babies

Self-discipline for students may take years to perfect. Use strategies suited to your child’s age. Remind them of their routines if they forget. Create a picture chart that shows the morning schedule and hang it in your child’s room. Children may forget spoken reminders but identify more with pictures. With time, they will follow the routine and become more disciplined.

6. Praise and Reward Good Behavior

How does one teach discipline to students? A part of the answer is to praise and reward good behaviour. Praising raises the chances of a repeat of good behaviour. A reward doesn’t mean giving them money or treats. Yes, you can give money too for starting a saving habit. Other options would be to give more time for playing or watching TV. One reward could be cooking their favourite meal for lunch or dinner. But this system is for the short term. As your child grows, so will their self-discipline and you should phase this out.

7. Teach Them How to Solve Problems on Their Own

If your child has self-discipline issues, then try to find the answers together. You can give input but let them come up with the solutions. If your child is late for school or doing homework, ask them to find ways to solve these problems. Help them with it. You may come up with simple and creative solutions that work. They can arrange their clothes and books the night before. Or you can help them with their homework. These simple solutions will lead to more self-discipline and confidence.

8. Be a Positive Role Model

How to teach a child discipline and respect? The answer is, by becoming an example yourself. Your child learns from you. If you lack self-discipline, your child will too. If your child sees you sitting around and not doing your work, they will do that too. If you promise something and not fulfil it, they may do the same in the future. If you expect your child to study hard, don’t bring your friends home or throw parties during their study hours. If you want your child to be well behaved, then don’t be rude to anybody in front of them. Work on your self-discipline and your child will follow you and reflect the same. 

Self-discipline Activities for Students

There are various fun activities and games for discipline that you can do with your children. Your child will never think of them as chores and enjoy doing them. Include them and see the difference.

a. Don’t Bite Game

This game needs a piece of soft candy or chewing gum. Put the gum or candy on your children’s tongue and ask them to not bite it. See how long they can withstand it. The winner is the one who takes more time. With time your child’s will learn self-control and discipline.

b. Statue Game

You must have played this game as a child. When you say statue, your child has to stand perfectly still. Check how much time they can stand still without moving. This game also increases their self-discipline levels.

c. Don’t Laugh Game

This is a pretty fun game. Take turns with your child to make each other laugh without touching. It could be making weird faces or funny noises. By keeping control of their laughter, your children learn to control their emotions. This activity indirectly teaches them self-discipline.

d. Jenga 

Jenga is perfect for teaching self-discipline to your children. It requires patience and slow deliberate movements to remove blocks and put them on top of the tower. It requires discipline and impulse control. And it still is a fun game which children love.

e. Hide and Seek

The game of your childhood. Play it with your children. Let them hide while you look for them. Staying silent while hiding when you are trying to find them is hard but a fun activity. It takes a lot of effort not to giggle or poke their head out to look where you are. Controlling these funny responses teaches your children self-control and discipline.

Conclusion

So, these were some tips on self-discipline for students. Learning self-discipline early in life gives your child an edge for the future. It will teach him the difference between short term and long term rewards. The more self-disciplined they become, the less monitoring they will need from you. They will learn how to avoid temptations and become responsible adults. Introduce your kids with activity-based learning in our Angel Bear Yoga Teacher’s Program 

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