Question: What Age Should You Start Disciplining Your Child?

Discipline in its simplest forms can start as soon as 8 months of age.

You’ll know it’s time when your once powerless little baby repeatedly slaps your face or pulls off your glasses…and laughs hysterically.

At what age does a child understand consequences?

Ages 3 to 5. As your child grows and begins to understand the connection between actions and consequences, make sure you start communicating the rules of your family’s home. Explain to kids what you expect of them before you punish them for a behavior.

Can you discipline a 7 month old?

Discipline at 4 to 7 Months

Likewise, babies this age start to grab at everything. It’s their way of exploring and learning what their hands can do. Baby can’t control his impulses now, but you’re setting the stage for later on.

How do you discipline a child that doesn’t listen?

Discipline: 5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Kids Won’t Listen

  • Don’t view discipline as punishment. Look at discipline as a means of actively engaging with kids to help mold their moral character.
  • Do find opportunities for praise. Pay attention to what your child is doing, Dr. Gaydos advises.
  • Do set limits and keep them.
  • Don’t threaten or explode.
  • Do be a parent, not a buddy.

How do you discipline a 2 year old child?

Here are some tips that may help:

  1. Make sure your child isn’t acting up to get attention.
  2. Give your toddler control over little things.
  3. When kids are playing or trying to master a new task, offer age-appropriate toys and games.
  4. Consider the request carefully when your child wants something.
  5. Know your child’s limits.