My View on Disciplining a Child in the Public
Parenting comes with lots of responsibilities towards our child. Not an easy task but a very important one we should always give attention to.
Every child is special and we must show love to all children no matter how naughty we feel they are.
Discipline/Correction is important in the upbringing of a child and must be done in love. As a parent, we must understand our children's behavior at home and outside. We must learn to control our anger and manage every situation with our children. It's very important to discipline our child because if we fail to do that, the child might see every one of his actions as normal and in the future, there might be a catastrophe.
Just two days ago, I was in the church and watched a mother beat up her daughter so hard, she dragged her, shout, and flogged her so harshly in presence of hundreds of people sitting in the church extension. The discipline created a scene because the child kept wailing. The mother loosed her anger on the child simply because she asked her to stay in one place and she refused.
I understand that these children can be annoying sometimes, especially in public with so many funny actions but then, I think it's wise that parents should control their anger to some extent, especially in the public. A gentle scolding, silently warning the child with a facial expression, with the intent to make her know she was wrong at that moment is a good way to handle the child in the public so you can pass your message immediately then go home and express yourself to the child's understanding is a good approach.
While disciplining a child, it's important to explain to the child the reason for the discipline. This would give him the awareness of his wrongdoings.
How do you discipline a child in public? Is it in a way another parent would like to emulate? Has it created an awareness for the child to learn and not involve in the act again? Ask yourself these questions as a parent before you correct and discipline your child in public.
I am not trying to teach anyone how to parent his or her child. We are proud parents and are entitled to the way we see it right to discipline. However, this is my view on correcting a child in the public.
Feel free to contribute in the comment section so we can learn together. There is no written manual to follow in the parenting journey and also, learning never ends!
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Remember to keep staying positive and be happy 💞🥰😊.