Better ways to discipline
To properly discipline a child, experts recommend the following:
- Focus on the positive
- Be proactive:
- Listen to your kids:
- Timeouts are appropriate for younger kids. For older kids, taking away privileges such as watching TV may be effective, Lansford said. In a classroom setting, teachers may consider rewarding kids for good behavior, Lansford said.
- Parent should model the responsible behaviors they want children to repeat, Kersey said.