Category: Positive Parenting
I often hear, “Well you are lucky, you have easy kids.” I think there’s more to it than luck, it’s where I set my expectations and I look for the positive in every situation. I also try to tune in to what my kids needs are and what they are trying to communicate. Every baby has their own way of telling you what they want and what works for them.
My toddler looks disheveled, completely inappropriate for the season, and like she’s been electrocuted (crazy curly hair she refuses to let style), but she’s happy and I don’t care. Now, when it comes to giving me attitude (which she’ll do on occasion), hitting or misbehaving at the dinner table, I jump into action. Consistent parenting is hard, but being a consistent parent will help you avoid getting smacked! This is how we stop bad behaviors.
Positive parenting has provided me with the skills to discipline and reward good behavior for my three young children without getting upset or frustrated. There are only 2 tools I use in my parenting toolbox and they are incredibly effective and magical! I never yell, threaten, or bribe and my toddlers are well-behaved!