The lives of both parents and children are enriched by discipline and organisation. This is especially true for kids who were of school age at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak and were unable to socialise as they should have. However, once life returns to normal, parents will eventually need to convince their kids to attend school and maintain a regular routine.
An activity can become a habit by being motivated and consistent.
While we give our daily activities some thought and occasionally rearrange our plans based on how much we enjoy them, our habits have become ingrained in our lives and receive little conscious consideration. Thus, the goal is to establish healthy habits based on our objective so that they become an integral part of our daily routine. In order to do this, parents were asked to list things they know they should do more frequently but don't do enough of, along with their reasons.
Taking time for oneself, whether to unwind or exercise, was among the topics that frequently came up throughout this activity.
Limiting the role of the "disciple" in discipline
The word "disciple" frequently connotes a religious idea. This is so because we equate faith and religion with that level of steadfastness and conviction. But if we set our minds to it, we can also use the same tenacity to achieve our objectives. We can stay motivated and give the objective a certain level of importance by planning and organising our life in accordance with our aims. The driving force behind our progress toward achieving our objectives is motivation. But generating this kind of motivation is challenging, and maintaining it is even more challenging.
How to inspire children's motivation and maintain it
The two primary motivators, according to Sigmund Freud, the father of psychology, are pain and pleasure. If we apply this idea to our children, they play video games because they enjoy them, but they shun housework and schoolwork because such activities are unpleasant. Both parents and kids need to adopt a new attitude toward schooling in order to help with this. It will be simple to motivate a youngster to study if parents teach them that learning may be enjoyable and fun. Parents frequently employ labels and language that directs their kids in a particular direction. fostering a positive outlook, pleasant feelings, and favourable labelling.
Improving the educational environment
When it comes to children, word choice and labelling can be challenging. Not just because it can be their first encounter with the word, but also because the youngster begins to view themselves through the eyes of the adults in their immediate surroundings. For instance, we could say, "You are so dirty," or "You are so lazy," if our kids haven't tidied up their rooms. This is erroneous because, rather than calling our kids, we are actually identifying the behaviour. It is usually preferable to say, "Your room is so messy," instead. Parents must also keep in mind that in addition to correcting their children's poor habits, they should also be praised for their positive ones. In this case, the parent ought to praise the child for cleaning the room. As parents, it is our duty to foster an atmosphere that emphasises what the child should do rather than what they shouldn't. Instead of just telling a child to stop playing video games, it's always a good idea to suggest other activities like reading this book or playing outside if they are spending too much time doing so. Being a good role model and living what we teach is another component of fostering a healthy learning environment. Any child's first teachers are their parents. Since children learn most things by imitating their parents, it's crucial to model discipline and organisation for them as well as for them. Together with your child, establish regular routines that will help your youngster grasp the value of a well-planned day and provide you and your child with some quality time to bond.
Making a day that is well-structured
Even though we may have scheduled particular activities for the day, we occasionally fail to complete them because of poor time management rather than a lack of drive. Making a realistic schedule that allows for breaks is the greatest approach to make the most of a day. Focusing and letting go of focus are both crucial. We all understand what it means to focus, but sometimes it can be difficult to unfocus. It doesn't just relate to taking a rest; it also means deliberately directing the mind to activities that promote mental tranquilly and support daylong composure.