Any advice for positive discipline? Finding I am repeating myself, yelling, and often losing my temper lately.
Only positive replies please! Thanks for your help/advice.
Answer by brailynsmama08 at 10:42 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by 2coolmama at 10:44 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:13 AM on Apr. 18, 2009
The key for me has been consistency. The same actions always bring the same swift consequences every time. I also refuse to ask more than once, I feel that by repeating ourselves several times, counting to three etc. we teach our kids that they don't have to listen the first time we tell them something.
Last, and probably most important for my family, I praise correct behavior and complement my kids when I know he was thinking of doing something bad but did the right thing instead. I might say " I know it was hard for you not to throw that baloney on the dog, but I am so proud that you did the right thing and put it in the trash instead." :)
Answer by dreyamom at 12:52 AM on Apr. 20, 2009