- Begin providing guidance and limit setting as early as infancy
- Keep communicating your words to your baby and young child
- Show mild disapproval of undesirable behavior
- Discuss your feelings about what you see
- Empathize by putting yourself in their shoes
- Offer alternatives
- Redirect your child’s attention
- Be consistent and follow through (do what you say)
- Offer encouragement when your child follows through
- Thinking time – have your child sit with you and think about their actions and have him or her decide what they could do differently next time.
- Offer solutions and ideas with your child – sometimes they don’t know what to do and need your guidance.
Some questions you should ask yourself include:
- How do you react to your child when you are upset?
- How do you currently disipline your child?
- How is the way that you are disciplining your child helping them to become a better person?
- Are there any actions that you are taking that break down your child’s self esteem? If so what are these, and what can you do to build it back up again?
In researching this topic I came across a few sites that I thought that I would share with all of you:
Today’s task is for you to answer the above questions as well as review the above articles. What are your thoughts regarding this topic? Make a list of your passions and share them with your spouse/partner/friend. Talk about these passions and talk about how you can share these passions with your children. Once you have completed these tasks, come back and share your thoughts with the rest of the group.
If you are so inclined please leave your responses in a comment below or link to a blog post if you are going to commit to joining me on this journey so that others can learn from you as well. Good luck with day 22 and I look forward to your thoughts and comments!