Children do not instinctively know what is acceptable and what is not. It is the parents duty to instill good behaviour in them.
According to Dr Dereck Jackson, an educational psychologist, parents should start with discipline the day a child becomes mobile (crawling) and naughty.
Discipline is the process of teaching a child what kind of behaviour is acceptable and what is not.
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Our children need discipline because those who lack it are much more difficult to manage and are in greater risk of getting into trouble both in childhood and later in life.— Nikki Bush - Parenting expert
Being able to discipline calmly and effectively can be a game changer that makes your parenting journey easier.— Nikki Bush - Parenting expert
When children have crossed the boundary, parents should take appropriate action.— Dr Dereck Jackson, educational psychologist
Discipline takes many years to accomplish— Nikki Bush - Parenting expert
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