It’s important to understand your children and how their minds work and what they’re going through in order to help them better behave and develop.

  • Children learn to behave morally largely through modeling, or observing and imitating people
  • Moral response –> praise (reinforcement)
  • Consistent exposure to caring adults internalizes “pro-social” rules
  • Follows rules whether or not a parent is present
  • Punishment is ineffective, promotes only momentary compliance
  • Warmth and reasoning
  • Consistency of words and behaviors is key
  • Harsh threats and physical punishment more likely to develop mental health, emotional, social and academic problems.

Alternatives to Harsh Punishment

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[fusion_li_item icon=”fa-chevron-circle-right”]Time Out[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=”fa-chevron-circle-right”]Withdrawal of privileges[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Providing explanation and consistent warm relationship[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Build mutually respectful bond with child (they’re our spiritual equals and they deserve explanations and reasons behind everything just like we do)[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Let child know ahead of time how to act and praise when they do act like it[/fusion_li_item]
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Positive Discipline

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[fusion_li_item icon=””]Transgression = opportunity to teach[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Reduce opportunities for misbehavior[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Provide reasons for rules[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Have children participate in family duties and routines[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Compromising and problem solving[/fusion_li_item]
[fusion_li_item icon=””]Encourage mature behavior[/fusion_li_item]
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