Today is the first of a two parter, because the subject of positive discipline – how we teach our kids right from wrong – is such a biggie.
In this first part, we talk about the mindset of positive discipline… Three things are required for us parents to get into this mindset:
1) a calm, quiet demeanor; yelling and screaming produces negativity, not to mention unhappy family members
2) making the punishment fit the crime; every situation is different, we can't have a set list of infractions and punishments
3) taking our children seriously; by this I mean let's start with the assumption that they are good kids, they want not to get in trouble, they're doing the best they possibly can
All we need for the positive discipline mindset. They sound simple, but they can be really difficult to implement! Today, I try to persuade you that the best thing you can do for your child – and you – is get into the positive discipline mindset.
Thanks for listening! If you listen all the way to the end, I share a project I've just started: helping parents individually, when you feel like your challenges as a parent are more than listening to the podcast can fix. Go here to find out more!
In the next Just You and Me episode, number 38, we will get into the ninja tactics of positive discipline!