Today, I wanted to share a few more tools I’ve been sharing in the Keep Cool & Carry On! discipline challenge. Make sure to listen to episode 55 to learn about all of them. Do come share what resonates with you and if you have any questions in our dedicated Facebook group.
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What I Talked About
- Ask curiosity questions
- Offer only two choices that you are 100% OK with
- Check your perceptions and expectations
- Keep your words to a minimum and avoid lecturing
- Use active and reflective listening
- Get down to their eye level
- Find solutions together
- Break down tasks into small age-appropriate steps
- Ask for help, parenting was never meant to be done alone
- Make time for special time non-negotiable for children and partners
- Take care of yourself, put your oxygen mask on first
- Hugs, hugs, and more hugs
Things to Remember
“I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline. ” – Fred Rogers
“To let a child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
“For a child or an adult, it’s extremely powerful to hear someone say, “I get you. I understand. I see why you feel this way. This kind of empathy disarms us.” – Daniel J. Siegel
“The undisciplined child enters into discipline by working in the company of others; not by being told that he is naughty… Improvement and rectification can only come about when the child practices voluntarily for a long time.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
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