I'm a parent of a 5-year-old boy and I'm struggling to address his emotional needs during discipline. Whenever he misbehaves, I tend to focus on correcting his behavior rather than acknowledging his feelings or providing emotional support. I've noticed that this approach makes him distrustful of me, which in turn makes it difficult for him to open up and communicate with me.
I want to create a safe space for my child where he can express his emotions without fear of judgment or punishment. I also want to use discipline as an opportunity to help him develop emotional intelligence and resilience.
Can anyone provide me with some tips or strategies on how to address my child's emotional needs during discipline? Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.