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How to Discipline Your Child in a Positive Manner?

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Do not shame, blame or punish your child when he misbehaves or makes poor choices. This causes a disruptive impact on his child’s self-image.

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Believe your child will always choose better behaviours as soon as he feels ready and able to do so.

For example,

Your child is going to feel ready and able to listen and respect you if you take the time to listen and respect him as well.

Your child takes time, practice and patience to learn how to regulate his emotions and responses.

When your child encounters a fight with a classmate, sibling or struggles with you, it is possible for your child to respond calmly.


If you want your child to learn to make positive choices you must start by implementing a positive response to unhelpful behaviours yourself.

When your child misbehaves, you need to choose to see it as an opportunity to teach instead of punishing.

Ability and Reality Of Misbehaviour

Your child begins to understand expectations very early but needs help to regulate his responses.

How your child acts in response to stressful or difficult situations is learned by following how his parents respond.

How often do you yell or engage in a power struggle to get your child to do what you want him to do?

Practice both making mistakes without fear of “getting in trouble” and guidance from our part to walk them through when they mess up, “misbehave” and act out.


1. Connect with your child before you correct him.

This builds trust and opens space for listening.

This also helps your child get back into a state of calm before you jump into telling him how to fix his behaviours.

2. Look for positive solutions.

For example,

When siblings fight a lot or nobody is listening, it is helpful to observe patterns and work out possible solutions.

Coach your child if he has persistent behaviour problems.

3. Follow through with kindness.

By respecting your child’s needs for connection, love and acceptance, you create a sense of mutual respect and cooperation.

When your child needs guidance, he will come to look for you because he knows he can trust you.

There are many tools and solutions for positive discipline.

It takes more patience and practice to discipline in a positive way.

Trust and believe that your child is willing and capable of learning and growing and he will prove you right!

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Nurture Infant House, one of the best infant care in Tampines, provides an infant care programme for infants aged 2 months to 18 months old. Teachers from our infant care Tampines or infant care at Tampines are trained, qualified, respectful, responsive to the infants. They are flexible with their approach to learning and can interchange their teaching method to accommodate your infant’s preferred method.

The infant's daily routines in our Tampines infant care include a good mix of structured activities such as introducing infants to a variety of colours, textures, and sounds etc, eat time, playtime and rest.

We have over 30 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants, toddlers and preschoolers so you are looking for a good Tampines infant care, Tampines preschool or Tampines childcare, do consider Nurture Infant House.

Located beside our Tampines infant care is our Genesis Childcare 1989.

If you are looking for a Tampines preschool or childcare Tampines near Tampines Central for playgroup, nursery or kindergarten, you can consider enrolling your child in Genesis Childcare 1989. Our Tampines childcare is one of Singapore's leading childcare services. Visit our childcare at Tampines and Tampines preschool to learn more about our curriculum and how we ensure a holistic development for your child.

Lastly, would you like to visit our Nurture Infant House to find out more about our environment and setup as well as understand our operations by talking to our teachers and supervisor?

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You can visit us at the following venues:

Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Playgroup to Kindergarten 2)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (7am to 7pm) & Saturday (7am to 2pm)

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