How to discipline a child or how to raise a child is a parenting art. Knowing how to raise a child with good manners requires you to know some positive parenting tips. Do you know that children will learn whatever they see in you? It is by observing you that your children learn. Whatever you do, they will imitate. So, if you become a person with good manners, they will too. This is the most important child rearing key.
If you are a vegetarian, you do not drink alcohol and you treat your spouse with respect, your children will take note of your virtues. They will notice how other parents fight, whereas their parents do not. They learn this through simple observation.
If you understand how to take care of a rose plant, then it will actually blossom tremendously. And if you do not have the understanding, then you will forget to water the plant for a month, and so it will dry up. So, parents should learn the art of raising children.
Read on to know the qualities of certified parents as elucidated by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, which are essential when it comes to how to discipline your child.
No one in the world improves through physical or verbal abuse. They improve when you lead by example. They benefit from being shown the right way to act.
There was a man who would come home late every night. What he did outside the home is not suitable to mention. The rest of the family was at a loss as to whether to reprimand him or throw him out of the house. When his elder brother tried to talk to him, he threatened to kill him. His family came to me for advice. I told them not to say anything to him or else he would react adversely. In addition, if they were to throw him out of the house, he would turn into a criminal. I told them to let him come and go as he pleased without judging him. They were not to harbor any attachment (raag) or abhorrence (dwesh) towards him. They were to maintain equanimity and compassion towards him. After three or four years, this man turned into a good person. Today, he is an invaluable asset in the family business. Thus, equanimity and compassion are indispensable when it is the matter of how to discipline a child.