I've written a bit on discipline on this blog, including my own failures. In general, I take three things into consideration when considering positive discipline at our house:
|This was taken 6 (!) months ago . . . one of my favorites|
Does it sound like a plan for training pets?
If so, I probably don't want it applied to my children.
Would I be comfortable with another person (e.g., teacher, babysitter, friend) implementing it in my absence?
If not, I probably shouldn't be using it either.
Will it have a positive effect on our relationship?
My goal for this week, this day, this hour (on those really frustrating days) is to remember the relationship I have with my children is more important than any "issue" we deal with.
I will focus on the positive and the present.
I will speak intentionally and kindly.
I will demonstrate not demand.
Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.