Teaching Your Child to Develop Self-Discipline
Self-discipline is to obey our conscience. It comes as a result of being obedient to our parents. It’s very important for us to develop a sense of what is right and what is wrong. This sense is a reflection of our beliefs – most of which we learn in our childhood from our parents, teachers, and mentors – and it comes as a result of following the rules. To have self-discipline is to do what we must without being told nor reminded. It is to make a routine of doing the right thing until it becomes like a muscle reflex for the mind, thus becoming a habit.
As long as we remain surrounded by the right people – our parents, teachers, and mentors – we can do well in our lives by exercising obedience. We must understand, however, that they will not always be around us to direct us. This is why it’s so important that we develop self-discipline as soon as possible in our lives.
Those who lack self-discipline often find themselves missing opportunities in life because they overslept, were late, gave up, we.re afraid to even try, etc., etc. The list goes on, and on, and includes every imaginable excuse for not being successful.
All too often, people lacking self-discipline affect others in a negative way. If we arrive late to a team practice, for example, or if we do not fulfill our assignment in a team project at school, we hurt ourselves and all our teammates.
Self-discipline is our ability to motivate and direct ourselves and our time. es. It means to be our own boss in life. Self-discipline is a quality shared by all leaders.
The best thing that all parents can do is to demonstrate self-discipline themselves. Children copy the behaviors they see, and if you make self-discipline a part of your daily life, your children will see and learn it a lot faster than any other method of teaching.