Child Behavior Community
Discipline for the Instant Gratification Child
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to child behavior, discipline (behavior management), parent-child communications, and social development.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Discipline for the Instant Gratification Child

My  4 1/2 year old daughter has some challenges such as low tone and sensory issues; however, the biggest challenge for my wife and me is her strong innate desire for instant gratification.  Whether it comes to food, play or anything else, our daughter seems to select options that give her gratification at the moment.  For instance, she will chew each piece of gum in a pack (in succession) rather than save some for later.  When it comes to discipline, my wife and I have resorted to physical punishments in life threatening situations -- like teaching her she cannot run out into traffic -- because that is the only kind that gets results.  How do we help her move past this stage and into a place where we can employ more positive forms of discipline and teaching?
Related Discussions
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
535822_tn?1389452880
Keep a hold of her in Traffic, you dont say what physical punishments? Does it really matter if she chews Gum any way she wants to chew gum how does if affect you?I fit is a problem dont buy the gum get her some other treat.Why cant she have her own options, does it have to be the way you want it.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Child Behavior Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
11 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank