During the elementary school years, children are developing rapidly, trying to understand the world around them, deal with success and failure, and communicate with their family and peers. In many cases these changes can lead to problems. Proper discipline is a way to teach children what behavior is acceptable and how to interact in an appropriate manner. But because of the pain and loss your grandchildren have already experienced, you may have mixed feelings about how to discipline them. You've already been a parent to children once, so you know there's no one right way to discipline youngsters. But, there are some guidelines that can make discipline effective.
At times you're going to feel worried and overwhelmed. Don't try to be perfect or to raise perfect kids. Along the way, keep your sense of humor, trust your instincts and get advice and help sooner rather than later.