In my previous post, I encouraged readers to embrace the benefits of feeling and projecting high levels of confidence when assuming the role of disciplinarian. This is the third “C” in the Discipline Report Card that parents can use to evaluate how effectively they are disciplining.
Parents Report Card: Are You Confident about Discipline?
When disciplining, I have invited readers to work on a report card that begins with two “Cs”: being calm and clear. Calm is both an attitude and a set of behaviors, and as I noted, a parent can fake being calm by assuming the behaviors of calmness, even if inwardly the parent is feeling highly […]
Parents Report Card: More Tips on Being Clear about Discipline
As readers may be noticing, the idea of getting clear has many elements for parents to consider. The value in becoming clearer when disciplining is that clarity promotes calmness, confidence and a better understanding of what might be needed and not needed.
Parents Report Card: Tips on Being Clear about Discipline
As the second “C” of an Effective Discipline Report Card, we are going to continue exploring this concept of being clear as critical to effective discipline. In the previous blog, I shared Mel Silberman’s concept of getting clear within yourself about exactly what you are expecting and making sure these expectations were combined with an […]
Parents Report Card: Let’s Be Clear About Discipline
Disciplining effectively is one of the biggest challenges parents can face because it often requires setting limits with children who are not happy about being told they need to conform to something. For many parents, having to assume the role of an authority is uncomfortable as well as challenging. Our children don’t tell us after […]
A Parent’s Discipline Report Card (continued)
In my last post, I invited parents to consider the grades they might receive on a Discipline Report Card, starting with earning the first of several “C’s,” calmness. (If you prefer to read last week’s Part One post first, click here. )
A Discipline Report Card
In studying parenting for the last several decades, I was deeply impacted while attending a course at Temple University. It was on the subject of discipline, led by Dr. Mel Silberman. Author of the book, How to Discipline without Feeling Guilty, Dr. Silberman guides his students in understanding the role that assertiveness plays when parents […]
Do You Have A Philosophy About Discipline?
In my previous blog, I invited readers to consider a Philosophy of Parenting and suggested some ways to create one. Having a philosophy provides a kind of beacon from which parenting decisions are made. Today, I am inviting you to begin a journey that will allow you to consider a Philosophy of Discipline.
What’s Your Philosophy of Parenting?
I remember the first time this question was posed to me as a young parent. I stumbled on Barbara Coloroso’s excellent book Kids Are Worth It, in which she poses the question to her readers in the very first chapter. Being someone who is a voracious reader, I realized early on that I was so […]
Embracing In Loco Parentis
Okay, you may not have expected references to Latin to be a part of a blog on parenting; however, I think it is important from the very beginning to recognize that when I refer to “parents,” it is really a more general term than the biological people who became pregnant and gave birth to a […]