D is for Discipline

Discipline is different from punishment. Discipline is about understanding rules of safety, routine and acceptable behaviour. Discipline is doing what is right, for the greater good, for the benefit and well being of self and those around you.

Creating routine for parent and baby begins to create a pattern to the day. Once this is well practiced, it means that both parent and child begin to relax as they get to know each other because they begin to know what is coming next. As a child develops through toddlerhood, discipline is about completing tasks, even when you do not feel like it. It is about delayed gratification in some cases – e.g. “when you have tidied your toys away you can watch TV”, “when you have packed your bag for school you can choose a story book for bedtime” or “if you go to sleep at bedtime you will feel energized in the morning for school” and so on. If children learn to be disciplined about the daily things when they are young, it makes life so much easier when they are a little older and parents and teachers expect them to be able take greater responsibility.

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About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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