When children misbehave, our gut reaction is to do whatever we can to stop it and stop it fast! There are big problems with this approach. Instead of reacting, have your response focus on the core issue and teach the child how to resolve that core issue through positive behavior.
Are you in the face of the toddler tantrums and sibling squabbles? Are you tired of the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after you've yelled at your child? You're not alone. Child development expert, Kimberley Blaine offers parents positive discipline alternatives that will yield great results.
This old-school form of discipline can do more harm than good. The "time-out" technique is not so effective -- and it can even lead to harmful side effects. Put this punishment to rest for good and do these simple steps for a better alternative.
Young children naturally want to do what they want when they want, so guiding children can be challenging. Learn why limits are an important part of your parenting toolbox and how to set them effectively.
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Does you toddler, with a twinkle in his eyes, intentionally break rules just to get your attention? How should you respond to this behavior? Dr. Kathleen Cuneo shares do's and dont's.
"Am I being too harsh?" "What consequences should I use?" I'm here to tell you that it doesn't matter what you do; there is no right consequence for every action. What matters is that you do what you say you're going to do.
These days parent are much more cautious about discipline kids who are not their -- probably because our society has become so litigious. So how do you navigate those tricky issues of discipline the "other kids" when the child is in your care and you are in charge?
Timeout is just one tool -- and it really isn't a "discipline" tool; it's an effective anger-management tool. Since the purpose of a timeout is to help someone regain control. If you want children to learn that it is their responsibility to control their behavior, use timeouts as cooling off periods which teach children how to achieve this self-control.
Discipline is different from punishment because it teaches children to learn from their mistakes rather than making them suffer for them. The four R's of consequences actually apply to all discipline techniques, not just natural and logical consequences. Whatever discipline technique you choose, make sure it meets the following four criteria...