Small steps was the perfect tool card for this week. My almost 5-year-old son started kindergarten and, as much as I don't agree with it, he was given homework. I really struggled with this for the first few days for several reasons. First, isn't 7 hours each day enough time to teach them? Second, he was napping for almost two hours a day in preschool less than a month ago. (Thank Goodness we live 20 minutes from school so he can fall asleep.) My biggest frustration is that I miss him all…
Encouragement vs Praise
Encouragement is helping your children develop courage—courage to grow and develop into the people they want to be—to feel capable, to be resilient, to enjoy life, to be happy, contributing members of society, and, as Dreikurs said, “To have the courage to be imperfect,” to feel free to make mistakes and to learn from them.
Offering limited choices instead of making demands can be very effective. Children often respond to choices when they will not respond to demands, especially when you follow the choice with, "You decide."
Break the Code of Misbehavior
by Jane Nelsen When children are misbehaving, they are speaking to adults in code. A misbehaving child is a discouraged child. The primary goal of all children is to feel a sense of belonging and significance. Too often they form a mistaken belief about how to seek belonging and significance—as explained in the Mistaken Goal Chart. Unless adults know how to break the code—children usually experience the opposite of belonging and significance. Click on this link: Mistaken Goal Chart so you…
SCHEDULE SPECIAL TIME FOR CONNECTION
One of the most encouraging things parents can do for their children is to spend regular, scheduled special time with them.
Read This Article To Improve Your Parenting Skills
Boy Baby. Read This Article To Improve Your Parenting Skills. Few things in life are more challenging than parenthood. This article is packed with bringing up a child tips to help you boost your confidence and make yo
Put a stop to sibling bickering: Make a get-along jar
Sibling bickering isn't fun for anyone - not for the kids and definitely not for Mum. Maxabella shares how can you end sibling frustration ... and all it takes is a jar and some sticks!
Discipline Strategies for the Sensitive Child - The Highly Sensitive Child
Looking for discipline tips for your sensitive toddler, preschooler or grade school child? Toddler tantrums, power struggles and defiant behavior in highly sensitive kids can be handled with effective gentle discipline techniques. Pin to read later.