Discipline can be such a vague word when it comes to parenting. Oftentimes, it is being used to justify actions that can be deemed abusive. On the other hand, tolerating parents applies none of it at all in fear of being judged.
Either of those situations is unfavorable for the child, and they can suffer from it in the long run.
It is better to exercise discipline if peaceful parenting is implemented. Peaceful parenting is simply responsible parenting with a calmer voice, a more open mind, and a stronger heart. It can be tough for many parents who have not experienced such parenting during their childhood.
That is why cycle breaking is a must.
When you break the cycle, you embrace new, effective methods of parenting with your unpleasant experiences as a reference on what not to do. Once you commit to breaking the cycle, you can now implement peaceful parenting. What are the benefits of peaceful parenting? There are countless of them.
Here are a few that many can relate to:
- Communication becomes easy.
- Trust is hard to be broken.
- Unpleasant experiences can heal along the process.
- Children may grow up as positive contributors to society.
- Life challenges can be managed well.
- Conflicts are handled well.
- Health problems caused by stress are reduced.
It is important to know beforehand what you are about to do. In order to correctly apply the peaceful methods of parenting, here are 3 things that you must do:
- Have a record of the do’s and don’ts based on your experience.
- Compared what you’ve documented with various reliable sources about parenting such as books or online content and filter accordingly.
- Align your parenting with the child that you have by understanding him/her fully.