Readers have been encouraged to consider what they might earn on a Discipline Report Card with the hopes that they would start with a number of “Cs”: remaining Calm, being Clear and being Confident. An important fourth “C” stands for “Compassionate,” an essential component of disciplining effectively.
It might be helpful for parents reading this blog when considering their approaches to disciplining, to recognize there are two distinctly different roles we have as parents. The first one is to be the nurturer, to be the source of comfort and fun, to bathe, coddle and provide warmth that is both physical and emotional. […]
As we continue to explore the subject of discipline, and specifically some of the components we call the Effective Discipline Report Card, I have focused the last two blogs on one of the “Cs” of that report card – Confidence.