Children (as well as adults) have a natural tendency to test limits. Defining limits is a natural part of parenting. Some kids are more prone to deliberately challenging limits set by their parents. Because of this, it is important that parents follow through on consequences set for misbehavior. Forgetting or ignoring established consequences encourages your child to disregard your rules.
If you tell your child his homework must be done before he goes outside to play, you must follow through on your demands. Make sure you check to see if his work has been completed before allowing him to play. Knowing that you mean business helps your child establish appropriate long term behavior.
This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child—And Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It. To order her e-Book or receive her free newsletter, visit her at www.grandmajeddah.com