Positive Discipline: greedy vs. grateful

I know I'm not the only parent to struggle with teaching my children gratitude in the face of constant consumer pressure.  Our culture preaches more more more while my parenting instincts scream less less less.  Our children are bombarded with the precept "more is better" and the expectation of instant gratification.  Few children I know … Continue reading Positive Discipline: greedy vs. grateful

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Positive Discipline: Forgiveness

Life with Mr.4 has not been easy lately.  He is quick to anger, quick to lash out in his anger and quick to retaliate against his siblings.  Most days, I can stay calm and help him.  But, some days I just can't.  Today was one of those days.  I reacted out of my anger rather … Continue reading Positive Discipline: Forgiveness

Positive Discipline: No Punishments and No Rewards

"No punishment and no rewards" seems overwhelming without understanding the big picture of Positive Discipline:  children making good choices because it's the right thing to do.  Of course, kids will be kids . . . and adults will be adults . . . so perfection is not required of anyone but the big goal always … Continue reading Positive Discipline: No Punishments and No Rewards