You have just entered into a disciplinary arms race in which there are no winners—only hurt feelings, sore throats and soaring blood pressure. But parenting doesn’t have to be a battle. Proponents of positive discipline teach that kids can—and will—behave without threats, bribes, yelling and physicality. Here are some tips that will set you on the path to better behavior—and a stronger, more peaceful connection with your child.
Understand the meaning behind the behavior of child.
- Focus on controlling yourself—not your child.
- Be consistent with your expectations.
- Give attention to the behavior you like—not the behavior you don’t.
- Redirect your child for replacing misbehavior with positive behavior.
- Don’t bribe.