Discipline and Consistency: Why Your Child Needs You to Be Consistent

When is comes to laying down discipline with children, parents always have very different styles. Some parents can’t handle being the “bad guy”, while is doesn’t really phase others. No matter what styles exist in your family, you can be sure of one thing. Children need structure and normalcy in all aspects of their lives, and this includes discipline.

A post from Playground Dad titled, “Strategies for Different Discipline Styles”, explains this concept quite well. For a children to learn from their mistakes, it is best to be consistent with your punishment. This might mean that one parent gets to lay down the law their way. If there are discrepancies that is something that the two parents should take up in private because arguing in front of the children shows inconsistency and weakness.

Who handles the discipline process in your family? What methods do you use?