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How to dissapline a 5 yr old with love but still mean buisness

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Asked by mmberkheimer at 10:37 AM on Nov. 11, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • its possible! my nephew knows that i love him unconditionally and im very affectionate and we have LOTS of fun together. BUT he knows that no matter where we are or how much fun we are having at that time, if he is disrespectful or behaves in an otherwise negative manner--we stop what we are doing and he stands in a corner, if we are home, and thinks about how he will apoligise, or if we are out, we leave and go home so that he can sit alone, no tv and no toys, and think about what he did and how to make it better and then has to explain it all to me later...sometimes yelling gets his attention but he tends to absorb what i say better when im not yelling, and i have spanked him but it just made us both cry and didnt feel as productive. now he knows that i WILL spank if i have to but that there are better and easier ways... good luck!

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 10:44 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Discipline is a form of love. If you didn't discipine your child that would mean you didn care what they did. Its a form of training to raise them to have good lives and be safe.

    Answer by Jenaiko01 at 10:44 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • The biggest thing is what ever you decide to do with discipline is to follow through with it. If you ground him/her stick with it no matter what. each child is different so it depends on the child and the situation

    Answer by charlie_06 at 11:09 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Have clear and consistent rules and boundaries and always follow through with consequences. Be reasonable and fair and don't act out of anger.

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:16 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Whatever you decide be it spanking, timeout, taking things away you should ALWAYS let your kids know that just because your punishing them doesn't mean that you don't love them.

    Answer by Iamasinglemom99 at 8:03 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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