As a parent, you must know this already: you have to be consistent when educating your child, otherwise the lessons won’t stick.
There are two difficult things about being consistent with discipline. First of all the word “discipline” gives the creeps to many people (to me it does). But, hey, what is discipline anyway?
Second, well, it’s simply hard to be consistent.
I’ll go over these two points.
In Wikipedia, we find that “In its most general sense, discipline refers to systematic instruction given to a disciple. To discipline thus means to instruct a person to follow a particular code of conduct “order.” Usually, the phrase ‘to discipline’ carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order – that is, ensuring instructions are carried out.”
“In the field of child development, discipline refers to methods of modeling character and of teaching self-control and acceptable behavior”.