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Discipline should be thought of as the teaching of good and
appropriate behavior. Effective parenting techniques use discipline
proactively. They encourage your child's sense of responsibility, nurture
self-esteem, and strengthen your parent–child relationship.
important to continually learn and practice good parenting techniques, using
different discipline strategies as your child grows and develops. All
discipline techniques must be age-appropriate so that the child understands the
difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Babies less than 18
months old cannot understand these concepts.
No one technique of
discipline works for all situations. The wise parent develops a variety of
skills and approaches, such as:
If you are concerned about your parenting abilities, contact
people or organizations that can help you learn proper skills, such as your
child's doctor, a local hospital, or national parenting groups.
February 23, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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