Discipline: School Aged Kids
Disciplining children depends on their age and development, so please ask your Pediatrician for specific advice.
As kids get older, it is important to explain why they are not allowed to do something and to provide alternatives for them. Just like with younger kids, reward good behaviors more often than criticizing/punishing undesirable behaviors. Sticker charts or similar systems can be helpful tools for rewarding good behaviors in a tangible way. If you chose to use punishments, make sure you give warnings and explain exactly what punishments will happen in response to specific actions.
For More Information:
- The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- SOS: Help for Parents by Lynn Clark, PhD
- How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber and Julie King