If you want your child to be happy, set limits for him/her. It has been shown that for a child to be happy and emotionally stable, they need to know barriers that teach him in a positive way what he can, should and must do.
These limits will also help the emotional well-being of those around him and they can (and should) be set without resorting to rewards and punishments.
Positive discipline raises the need to put a stop to empathy, respect and kindness
Five areas in which it is necessary to put limits on children.
1. Define Schedules.
Children cannot do what they want when they want. It is important to define a schedule for each thing: sleep, television, use of electronics, tasks (for example: when you finish the task you watch tv, when the episode is over you will take a bath, after a story we will go to sleep).
Children do not determine the times when things can be bought and when they cannot, and parents define what can be bought at any time (for example, establish in advance if we are going to the toy store or the supermarket “today we are going to buy X thing, today we can’t buy anything else for you ”)
3. Allow spaces.
The house can have many spaces, but all are not for everything. It is important to define with the children what space can be made which or what: in which spaces you can run / jump, where you can eat, where you can play with certain toys (balls, paint, etc.)
4. Strengthen communication.
There are actions with which things are not requested. With communication, expressing your ideas, talking is the proper and respectful way of asking for things.
5. Responsibility at home.
Children need to have responsibilities at home and above all to know them, these depend on the child’s age but they must always be defined and clear (for example, picking up their toys).
Children who know limits from an early age know how to make better decisions and develop better communication with those around them.