Two completely different questions, not related to each other at all.
If you want to pass on a love of reading to your children, what techniques do you use?
For the other question: do you spank your child, use time out, talk to them, or what other ways do you use to get them to obey you?
Answer by mandaday at 7:53 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Reading: If you want them to be a reader then you have to be a reader. The more you read the more they'll want to read; Read books daily; spend time reading together and talking about what you read.
Discipline: consistency is a big key, along with NO is NO. If you say NO then mean it and don't allow any amount of whining, crying, and begging change that answer. They will learn to respect you and know that you mean what you say. Clear boundaries are the best. Routines/Schedules the more routine and schedule the day is the better they will learn what's expected of them and when to do it. Lastly, re: spanking, time outs etc. I agree with the previous post. It really depends on the child what works for my DS doesn't work for my DD, etc.
Answer by SAHMinIL at 8:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by Myantek at 8:29 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:13 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by raybell at 10:02 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 10:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Read to them and let them see you reading.
A variety of methods, depends on the child's age and understanding. I don't assume they are mind readers but if they clearly know the rules they also know the consequences. For some things they may get a spank, for others a time out, no snacks, no tv, no computer time, etc. It just depends on the "offense". I also REALLY like the calendar "Wise Words for Moms" for my older kids. (View Here) It's $3.49 at Christian Book Distributors, a great deal for a great tool.
Answer by pwfaith at 10:24 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by shmorris56 at 11:20 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
Next question overall
What do you do to get your kids to read?How do you get them to obey you?