Occasionally, I hear from fathers who struggle with how to effectively discipline their children. Figuring out how kids' minds work seems to be a mystery to many of us (myself included), so it can be hard to know just what to do in any circumstance when our kids are misbehaving.
So I took a shot at describing a couple of really helpful child discipline methods that can really help dads figure out how to address inappropriate behavior in their children.
Using natural consequences is an effective way to help kids see the impacts of their behavior on others, and helps them get the idea that the "real world" (outside of their little bubble) works with natural consequences. I am a real believer in trying to use natural consequences whenever possible to help children behave in socially acceptable ways because it teaches them skills that can help them the rest of their lives.
Another of the big discipline challenges fathers often face is dealing with children who ignore them or resist when they want to communicate with the child. There are few things more irritating than being ignored by a child when you have something you need to handle with them. The ideas in this article are designed to help in that situation where kids simply tune us out.
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