1. Discipline calmly. Do not discipline in anger. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:11 that, “a fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Doing this helps us communicate love to our children while disciplining them. It also helps us check our motives while we are applying the necessary disciplinary action to our children.
2. Discipline quickly. We must not delay it. Often times we point to our spouse for the disciplining instead of taking action immediately. Disciplining must be shared between parents. No one in the family should play the always-kind parent and the disciplinarian. Both roles must be played by the mother and the father.
3) Discipline sparingly. This means not all the time. We get more effect when we don’t do it almost every moment. A lot of the disciplining can be avoided of we plan ahead. For example, toddlers are really wired to play around. We can’t always discipline them just for being playful or for being kids. We must plan ahead by clearing away breakable items in our homes for toddlers.