The Right Way

You can click below to reach an article that will provide informative steps in disciplining children of the following ages:
  • 0 - 2
  • 3 - 5
  • 6 - 8
  • 9 - 12
  • 13 and up
These different age groups may be reached by clicking the link near the top of the article titled "What's in this article?"

This article has an additional article linked that confronts the theory of spanking. This particular link is helpful and can be found by clicking "A Word About Spanking."

For you visual learners, below is a quick video on successful tips when it comes to disciplining children.

How to Discipline Children

Inductive Discipline

Induction is a type of discipline that can be used as a correctional tool to promote a child's moral development for their future personality. This tool can be performed by simply stating what bad effects the child's misbehavior has on others.

Ex) A child may think it's humorous to pick on a peer with actions such as poking and pinching. As a reaction, the child being effected would get upset. The parent may notice this occurrence and interfere by showing the child what his/her actions are causing to the other.

This style of discipline induces some empathy-based guilt into developing children and in turn, encourages empathy and sympathy for others.

  • Berk, Laura E. "Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood." Development through the Lifespan. V ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 2007. 264-65. Print.
  • Howcast. "How to Discipline Children." YouTube. YouTube, 18 June 2010. Web. 25 July 2013.
  • "KidsHealth." Disciplining Your Child. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2013.