Parenting Children - September 8, 2012

Day 25 - Helping Children Make Good Choices Part I

1. Be Fair and Clear

• are they old enough to understand our instructions?
• are we expecting too much for their age?

2. Use your voice effectively
• use a serious tone of voice to teach what "no" means
• aim not to shout unless warning of danger

3. Action gets results
• shouting and threatening are ineffective
• important to take action over bad behavior,
• i.e: follow through with a consequence

Question:
What choices have you given your child(ren) today? What encouragement have you given for right choices this week? What unpleasant consequences have you used for wrong choices this week?

From Series: "Parenting Children Ages 0-10"

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. Be Fair and Clear

  • are they old enough to understand our instructions?
  • are we expecting too much for their age?

2. Use your voice effectively

  • use a serious tone of voice to teach what “no” means
  • aim not to shout unless warning of danger

3. Action gets results

  • shouting and threatening are ineffective
  • important to take action over bad behavior,
  • i.e: follow through with a consequence

What choices have you given your child(ren) today?  What encouragement have you given for right choices this week?  What unpleasant consequences have you used for wrong choices this week?

 

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