Inspiring quotes about child discipline


Have you ever faced challenges with your child’s behavior and discipline?!

Being a parent can be challenging, and each child has unique needs, but following inspiring quotes can make the most important job in the world just a bit easier. If you’re a parent on planet Earth, this blog post is dedicated to you. You will be encouraged to think, analyze, and understand how to effectively discipline your children through meaningful quotes. 

The following parenting quotes are dedicated to all loving and caring parents. You’ll find quotes from experts and parents alike, along with beautiful explanations.

Discipline is a significant part of parenting, but it’s not always easy to know how to do it effectively. Here are some simple quick quotes about discipline from experts and parents that can help you on your journey:

Inspiring quotes about child discipline

On the purpose of discipline:

  • “Discipline is not about punishment, it’s about teaching.” – Dr. Jane Nelson
  • “Discipline is the foundation of success.” – Dr. William J. Doherty
  • “The goal of discipline is to help children develop self-control and self-discipline.” – Dr. Laura Markham

To be a perfect parent and stay as an angel in the heart of a child is quite a tough task. But it is not an impossible one though. To raise a powerful child with good behavior one should be good at positive parenting.

On the importance of love and connection:

  • “Discipline is most effective when it is based on love and respect.” – Dr. Bruce Perry
  • “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Brien
  • “Children who feel loved and connected to their parents are more likely to behave well.” – Dr. Sean Grover

The best way to stay connected with other or own children is by enhancing them with love and connection. The more we nurture the early age(seedling) the more the plant or tree will benefit and the cycle continues. I know. it’s easy to read words in the blog posts but tough to bring them into practice. There are no bad parents, but the situations that we face in our day-to-day lives will shut down our positive behavior and transfer the negative behavior to our kids. So, before you jump into any conversation with the kids regarding their behavior or discipline, kindly check yours first.

Positive discipline techniques:

  • “Positive discipline is about teaching children what to do, rather than teaching them what not to do.” – Dr. Jane Nelson
  • “Positive discipline is about helping children develop self-regulation skills.” – Dr. Lori Saltzman
  • “Positive discipline is about building relationships with children.” – Dr. Sheryl Brady

“What is the crazy idea or place to find the exact discipline address for our kids”? Oh no no. Ideas won’t fall from the sky, when we think about our kids we go crazy sometimes. Even if you have full human potential to lead a perfect life. Kids at your back will always play PEE-KA-BOO. In a short time, we will show our grudge against our kids for their bad behavior at the moment, but my dear fellow parents, that short time has a lasting impact in a bad way. Get to know more about your kids, in this busy era we are rushing for work and we are highly involved in survival. Raising children under such predicaments will tend to think of them as hurdles. But they are not! It is our mind. we are losing track of being a parent and forget to teach them the Positive side of discipline. Children’s memories tomorrow are based on today’s ways of guiding them with positive discipline.

Avoiding harsh punishment:

  • “Harsh punishment often makes children feel scared, angry, and resentful.” – Dr. Ross Greene
  • “Harsh punishment can damage a child’s self-esteem and make it harder for them to learn from their mistakes.” – Dr. David Fontana
  • “Harsh punishment can lead to more behavioral problems in the long run.” – Dr. Robert Evans

It might be challenging to keep your mind cool when faced with an irate teenager or a yelling child. The truth is that physical aggression and yelling never solve a problem that any parent wants to find themselves in. In this new generation, kids are blessed with technological advances and the best thing is they are smarter than the previous generations. And that is how the most difficult parental challenges arise. By being updated with technology they perform different activities by watching programs or by learning from their friends or neighbors. In turn, they will be punished either through words or physically by their parents for their behavior by performing any activities related to what they have observed. Sometimes, the children get confused about whether to listen to their mother’s instructions or their father’s instructions as they will be afraid of receiving punishments which include physical punishment. The best thing that you can do is create boundaries to discipline the kids rather than punishing them.

Patience and consistent:

  • “Discipline takes time and patience.” – Dr. Laura Markham
  • “It is important to be consistent with your discipline approach.” – Dr. Jane Nelson
  • “Don’t give up on your child. They need your love and support more than ever when they are struggling.” – Dr. William J. Doherty

The great power of molding the undisciplined child in better ways is through understanding the emotional needs of those children and being patient with them during their ups and downs. 

it’s not easy to hold a brick in our hand for a whole day. Likewise, if you term your kids as “bad kids” it weighs them a lot and they start to lose confidence in them. There are many quotes about patience and consistency. However, in simple language, when it is about patience and consistency with kids, gentle discipline with a significant degree of boundaries, and the use of main love languages(physical touch, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and words of affirmation). Let it be any human being or a young child, everyone will have a hard day, and the right thing to do at such difficult times is to use the love languages that I have mentioned above.

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The goal of every parent or any adult is to discipline the child:

  • “The goal of discipline is not to break a child’s will, but to strengthen it.”
  • “It is ok to be a passive parent where the children should be taught to make their own decisions, but within the framework of parental guidance and discipline.”
  • “Discipline is not about making children feel bad, but about helping them become good and a goal to maintain the same and pass it on to the next generation.”
  • “When it comes to child development do not give up your goal to discipline your kid for their better future .”

These quotes remind us that discipline is an important part of parenting, but it should be done with love and guidance. In lives today the approach to discipline will vary from one child to the other. What works for one child may not work for another. The predominant thing is finding an approach based on love, respect, and positive reinforcement. The ultimate goal of discipline is to help children learn and grow,  also to encourage them with problem-solving skills but not to punish them.

Famous quotes about child discipline by L.R. Knost

L.R. Knost is an award-winning author, feminist, and social justice activist. She is the founder and director of a children’s rights advocacy and family consulting group. Here are a few of her quotes:​

Parenting has nothing to do with perfection but positive discipline

With certain practices of approach towards the child. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children, as it is a universal fact that “No one is perfect”. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other despite our imperfections, and growing as humans while we grow our little humans, are the goals of gentle parenting. So don’t ask yourself at the end of the day if you did everything right. Ask yourself what you learned and how well you loved, then grow from your answer. That is perfect parenting.”

Children don’t misbehave

Children behave, either positively or negatively, to communicate. Small children communicate through their behavior because that is the only method of communication they have. Even when they become verbal, though, they still aren’t able to articulate big feelings and subtle problems well verbally, so as parents, it’s our role to ‘listen between the lines’ of our children’s behavior to discern the need being communicated. Setting boundaries is not about ‘misbehavior. It’s about guiding behavior, and guidance is something we provide through everyday interactions with our children.”

Our children are children for such a small season of life

“Let the laughter of the children shall live long, their imaginations soar, their feet stomp in puddles, their hands clap for joy. Too soon they will grow up and out of their youthful exuberance and zest and settle into the life and routine of adulthood.”

The most strong-willed children

“It is helpful to remember that the most strong-willed children tend to be the ones who identify the most strongly with their parents. So instead of viewing their seemingly constant challenges as defiance or attempts to thwart authority, work to parent from a place of understanding that your strong-willed child is actually on a discovery mission and is doing endless ‘research’ on you by testing and retesting and digging and chiseling to discover all of your quirks and foibles and ups and downs and strengths and weaknesses.”

Repetition is the hallmark of the early years of parenting

Parents often have the misconception that setting boundaries or discipline occurs when a child misbehaves, but the fact is that the word ‘misbehave’ is misused. Repetition is the hallmark of the early years of parenting, from the endless tasks of diapering and feeding to the endless explorations of a curious toddler. There is no way, and no point in trying, to make a child stop acting like a child. There are, though, gentle ways to guide a child through the normal developmental stages safely and peacefully. The repetitious nature of boundary-setting in the early years is a bit like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, and so on.

“Lather, rinse, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat…” Knowing that and accepting it makes the seemingly endless repetitions, reminders, and redirections a bit easier to handle.”

― L.R. Knost,

Do not train or discipline a child by force and harness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds so that you can discover with almost accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

Child don’t say, “I had a day, can we talk?” They say, “Will you play with me? 

It’s important to remember that no child is inherently bad, but rather their behavior may be bad at times, which can overshadow their good qualities. Just like adults, children can have bad days too. Unfortunately, in today’s society, we tend to spend more time on social media than with our neighbors, family, and especially our children. As responsible adults and parents, it’s our duty to guide our children towards the right path. Anyone can become a parent, but to be a good parent, we must safeguard our greatest gift with unconditional love.

The child’s behavior has powerful connections to their emotional and physical strength. so Avoid power struggles

Coercing behavior through fear of punishment is not an effective way to teach children problem-solving or coping skills in the long run. Instead, it’s better to take a step back, breathe deeply, and adopt the “Connect, then correct” approach. This involves listening to your child, acknowledging their feelings, and helping them manage their emotions. By doing so, you can make things easier for both you and your child in the future. 

Bible Verse with regards to Child’s Discipline​

Proverbs 29:17

“Discipline your child and he/she will give you rest; he/she will give you delight to your heart.” 

 Proverbs 13:24

 “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”

 Proverbs 12:9

Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?”

 Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

A short note from Health and Wealth Mastery

“We try to teach children all about life, but our children will teach us what life is all about.” This is true. Most of us are raised with discipline through our parents’ teachings. Only a perfect or better parent can teach children about discipline with passion, understanding, and power struggles. To have a long journey of life with love and peace, you must start with the same thought. The most important thing is to guide your children with love and affection in this moment of life and help them understand the importance of making good decisions and being disciplined. You can do this by setting an example of a great success story.

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