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Discipline (Overview)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen as teaching, not punishment.


Dr. Austina Cho
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
948K people helped
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Can you tell me how to keep motivated and disciplined?

Dr. Austina Cho
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
948K people helped
Can you tell me how to keep motivated and disciplined?

Be persistent: Make a schedule, stick to it, prioritize your tasks, create a list of things to get accomplished, be persistent and stay dedicated to your goal. Make time during the day to complete the things you want to do like exercise, eat a healthy snack, play w/ your kids, check your email, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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12 years in practice
652K people helped
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Discipline (Overview)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen as teaching, not punishment.


Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
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How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
49M people helped
How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...

Consequences : They will learn they need to listen and follow your rules if not doing so caused for them to lose something they truly like. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
6M people helped
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When will my child understand rules and discipline?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
6M people helped
When will my child understand rules and discipline?

Up to you.: The concept of "no" comes into a child's head when whatever they want to do, that the parent says "no" to, becomes physically impossible to do. Holding your child gently but firmly while saying "no" will get the message through the quickest. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
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Fat from eatin fries, burger! or drinkin that soda etc etc.. How do I build discipline?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
Fat from eatin fries, burger! or drinkin that soda etc etc.. How do I build discipline?

Gradually: Try taking a break from that stuff you are trying to avoid. Maybe start with one day per week. Then two days per week. Maybe then one week per month and so on. You can do it. Ask yourself: "does this cheeseburger taste better than being thin feels?". ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
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How can I discipline myself to get in shape?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
How can I discipline myself to get in shape?

Goals: Make goals for yourself. Start with a good time in the future, say 10 yrs and then work backwards to the present time. Make to do lists and stick to em. Plan ypur work and work ypur plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
192K people helped
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Are there good ways of providing discipline at home without using physical force?

Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
192K people helped

Yes: Studies have shown that physical force is not effective for discipline and can lead to a violent child. You should use consistent and reliable time-outs to discipline your child. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Graham
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
161K people helped
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How do I discipline myself to get back in shape?

Dr. Terri Graham
Board Certified, Pediatrics
26 years in practice
161K people helped
How do I discipline myself to get back in shape?

Grab a pal: You've already started! identifying and desire are the starting point, and now you have to take the second step. Co-discipline is key. You are accountable to another person to get up and go for that walk, or wog, and before you know it, you see the results. Making a pattern or habit of behavior can jump start your motivation. Replacing a healthy habit for a sedentary habit can be a gateway. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle King
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
157K people helped
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Can you tell me how i can discipline myself to stop eating junk?

Dr. Michelle King
Board Certified, Psychiatry
21 years in practice
157K people helped

A couple of ways.: Groups such as OEA as one example are a wonderful source of support (and ideas) for many types of behaviors such as impulsive or emotional types of eating. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown promising for such endeavors as well; however, weight loss medications have been shown to be ineffective in the long run. ...Read more

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
192K people helped
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How do I get my child to be more disciplined about homework?

Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
192K people helped
How do I get my child to be more disciplined about homework?

Expectations: Set expectations, and a specific schedule. Your child should not be allowed to participate in desired activities until the homework is completed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
3M people helped
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What is the best way to improve mental discipline?

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
3M people helped
What is the best way to improve mental discipline?

WILLPOWER is back!: According to roy baumeister's new book on the subject, "willpower" gives people the strength to persevere and have self-control. It can be depleted by low blood glucose levels and overuse, and it can be strengthened by exercise. The authors conclude that improving willpower is the surest way to a better life--and more important than intelligence in predicting success. ...Read more

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