"Children learn good behavior by imitating good behavior," Blaine concludes. "So at the end of the day, the most effective thing a parent can do to ensure that their children learn morals, values, and compassion is to make sure that they see those things in you -- especially when it comes to your interactions with them. Like anything else in parenthood, positive discipline takes a lot of patience, and practice makes perfect. But the reward in the end is worth it," she adds. "When you start seeing -- and feeling -- the results, you'll be glad you took the high road."
Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT, is the executive producer of the online parenting show The Go-To Mom's Parents' Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children and The Internet Mommy.
Kimberley is a national child development expert and a licensed family and child therapist specializing in working with children newborn to six years old. Kimberley, currently the social marketing director for Project ABC. Her webshow, TheGoToMom.TV, has produced authentic and real educational videos. Currently, Kimberley is sponsored by Vimeo and Sony and is a member of the Yahoo! Motherboard team of bloggers. Kimberley lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two young boys.
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