The responsibility will be very big you face, because you become the only example for your children. Starting from helping them make the right decisions, dealing with children’s emotions that sometimes fluctuate, managing children’s behavior to teaching discipline in their daily lives.
Educate children discipline is very important for parents to do. By educating children with discipline, it means preparing them to dive into the wide world that is quite hard. If children are accustomed to being pampered and often idle, the most worrying thing happens when children enter their social world, they will become shocked when they have to engage with their social world directly.
In the following, we have summarized some tips for teaching children to be disciplined for single parents
1. Give Rewards When Children Do Good
Recognizing a child’s good behavior by giving an award in the form of a compliment or in the form of a small gift that he likes can be the best way to encourage the child to remain as good as he has done. For that, give praise every time the child shows the right behavior and behavior. Use a word or sentence that makes the child feel praised when doing it, because this has a huge positive effect on the child.
2. Create Constant Rules
Creating a rule that applies to children will help you in supervising them. By making clear rules, it will form boundaries to limit children so that they do not run wild. For this reason, make a constant or fixed rule with strict sanctions, for example, a rule for girls not to leave the house at night for matters that are not too important. Thus, children’s discipline will begin to form, as well as this is a powerful way to protect children from associations that are not good for them.
3. Give Firm Sanctions
Not only should the rules be made at home, but also the application of sanctions or punishments should be applied to further discipline children and make them feel deterred. You do not have to give harsh physical punishment when children violate what they have agreed to. It’s just that tell them, if these things are violated, then the things they enjoy, such as mobile phones, their personal computers will be temporarily suspended. It’s just that in this case, your consistency as a parent in educating children to be more disciplined is very necessary, don’t be sorry to see children who don’t have time to interact with their gadgets because of the punishment you give, you become melted and can’t bear. This will make children think you are a weak parent.
4. Don’t Ignore Children’s Opinions
When there is a disagreement with children, it is better to listen for a moment to the opinion that the child wants to convey, do not just dominate and be clean and firm with your opinion as if it is true. Sometimes children also need to have their opinions heard. What’s more, as a single parent you need to make your child feel safe and comfortable. For this reason, listen to children’s opinions when there is a disagreement so that children also feel valued.
Raising and educating children is not an easy matter, especially if you are a single parent or single parent trying to educate them alone. The tips above will help you deal with stress and help you figure out how to discipline children even by yourself.