Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be a challenge. Learn how the proper tools can empower you and improve your relationship with your little one.
When our children are upset, we want to soothe them. By habit and by memory our own childhood experiences, we may be tempted to soothe with food.
Wording limits in the positive meets many goals of parenting: It increases the child's self-esteem, increases the parent's confidence, decreases the need for discipline or punishment, improves communication skills, increases cooperation, and teaches children self-control and how to practice power in positive ways. Learn how.
Choices are the best tool for preventing and stopping power struggles and rebellion. There are a few ways that parents can run into problems, however, so here are a few guidelines for using choices effectively.
They need reassurance that where their brains are taking them is safe. They need more explanations of the new encounters they don't understand. And they need holding and nurturing so they feel safe and can go back out there and explore some more...