We talked about parenting styles last week, and this week we are covering several different discipline styles parents utilize. It can be frustrating when your child won’t listen to you, and knowing your discipline style can help you understand the dynamic between you and your child and see if you need to take a different approach.


Keep in mind, when a child obeys a parent, they are doing it in one of two ways:  one, they are coming from joy (celebration), or two, they are looking for joy (fear).  When action is born out of fear, the results can be mixed.  This can be applied to many areas of life.  Take eating for example, you can eat coming from joy or you can eat looking for joy.  That being said, let’s look at the different discipline styles parents have.


What is Your Discipline Style?


  1. Love Withdrawal

Parents who use this style are known to give the “cold shoulder” to their children when disciplining them.  They may threaten to leave, not talk or listen to their children, and express their disappointment to them.  Many times, a child will respond to their parents request out of fear rather than out of respect.  They are afraid to lose their parents approval and love, so they simply do what they say instead of doing what they say out of a healthy esteem for their parents.


  1. Power Assertive

Parents who use this style are prone to disciplining their child via spanking, threatening punishment, and/or withdrawal of privileges.  Again, many children may respond to their parents’ request out of fear rather than out of respect.  Children tend to follow their parents’ orders but it is to avoid punishment.


  1. Induction

This discipline style is different because there is an emphasis on teaching.  Here, communication is at an all-time high between parents and their children. Children receive explanations for their behaviour, be it appropriate behaviour or inappropriate so that they understand the consequences of their actions.  Children also are heard by the parents and their needs considered.  This doesn’t mean the parents aren’t stern with the children when needed, it simply means the children understand more fully.  Here, children respond to their parent’s requests not out of fear so much as understanding the situation and making a behavioural decision from there.


About Little Human Scholars Kindergarten in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.


In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.


The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.


With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!


This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum, and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.


If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!



Jana Moreno