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.