Losing grip on child's discipline

  • Lifestyle
  • Monday, 24 Oct 2011

I am a parent of a 3.5-year-old boy. As an IT professional, my aspiration for my son has always been to train him to compete with the world to be on top of the game.

In the beginning, I did not interfere in whatever he used to do, no matter how annoying and irritating it was to me and my family members. I just assumed this was how kids learned and explored their surroundings. This method helped to develop his motor skills tremendously, but at the same time, I was losing a grip on him when it came to discipline.

The turning point came when I attended his first school concert where he was the only child who did not perform on stage. He then became such a nuisance to others that the teachers had to pull him out. This forced me to change my strategy in handling him.

Now, one month since then, I monitor him more closely. I have increased communication with him by many folds and I explicitly explain to him what is acceptable and what is not. So far he has responded quite well, but it remains to be seen whether this method will bring some sense of discipline to him or if I have to change my method again.

Indy Khurana

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