TOP TEN TIPS WHEN DISCIPLINING YOUR CHILDREN
- Be the leader and teacher in your home.
- Discipline means “to teach.”
- Discipline does not mean “to punish.”
- Remain calm even if you have to fake it.
- Set clear rules and follow through with consequences.
- Consider your children’s age and abilities when making demands.
- Be flexible but don’t “cave” to avoid conflict.
- Be on the same page with others who discipline your kids.
- Brainstorm with your kids to solve problems.
- Build a loving relationship with your kids so they will listen to you.
READ EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES –
practical, well-researched information for parents:
An Introduction to Discipline
The Dual Role of Parents: Providing Nurture and Structure
The Right Attitude for Discipline that Works
The Most Effective Parenting Style of Discipline that Works
Using Rules for Discipline that Works
Consequences that Work: An Effective Discipline Tool
A Case against Corporal Punishment
Effective Alternatives to Corporal Punishment
READ NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES –
words of wisdom by parents for parents:
How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You?
Ponder awhile your Parenting Style
Say “Yes” to Less “No’s”
Please Don’t Spank your Children and What to Do Instead
Vote for a Democratic Family: Creating a Voice and a Vote in your Home
Some Rules about Rules
Truths about Consequences
Negotiating the End of Battles: Using Problem Solving Skills
Ten Favorite Parenting Techniques
LISTEN TO NARRATED PRESENTATIONS –
sit back, relax, and turn up your speakers:
The Tools for Effective Discipline:
|Part I – Why Discipline is Difficult
||Part II – The Dual Role
|Part III – The Three C’s
||Part IV – Staying Calm
|Part V – Getting and Being Clear
||Part VI – Disciplining with Confidence
Other Discipline Topics:
|The Purpose of Discipline
|The Best Discipline Style
|Part I – How to Use Rules
||Part II – How to Set Rules
|Part III – 6 Steps for Setting Rules
||Consequences: A Discipline Tool
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