Whatever your child's age, it's important to be consistent when it comes to discipline. If parents don't stick to the rules and consequences they set up, their kids aren't likely to either. Here are some ideas about how to vary your approach to discipline to best fit your family.
You have two options here—you could freak out and dole out massive punishments, or you could use it as a teachable moment. Calmly ask questions to understand the circumstances, and react appropriately. From using apps that solve their math problems for them to wearing smartwatches that give them the answers, technology provides kids with some creative tools for cheating.
As parents, we know the importance of parenting from our principles, things like teaching our children to own up to their actions and face the fallout when they make poor choices. At Empowering Parentsour parenting programs stress the importance of using effective consequences as opposed to using punishments. But what, exactly, is the difference between a consequence and a punishment?
Last Wednesday, year-old Jasmine whose full name has been withheld was made to stand on a busy Florida street corner wearing a sign, according to WESH 2 News. Jasmine's mother, Melinda, and stepfather, Mike, told the news station that their daughter has been misbehaving -- lying, drinking, sneaking out —- and that they have tried conventional discipline methods in the past. Throughout the WESH 2 News interviewJasmine hid her face but was clearly in tears when asked if this punishment would make her rethink her behavior and nodded her head yes in response. Melinda and Mike are not the first parents make news for shaming a child in this way.
Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler get insights and information from family coach Cindy Kaplan on the true differences among these 3 options and which works most effectively. The answer may surprise you. Cindy will show us what happens with each approach and gives us amazing information so you can determine which one will help you bring out the teen behavior you crave and support you in raising the adult you want your child to become.
Teens want freedom, not rules. Learn to establish cooperation and peace at home with these ADHD-tested tips, like holding weekly family meetings and treating rules like a contract. While there are no quick fixes for discipline problems in adolescence, the following rules can help establish the groundwork for cooperation and peace at home.
By Nicole Beasley. In the current day and age, parental knowledge regarding effective and counterproductive methods of setting limits and consequences for their teens is paramount. However, a clear understanding is often easier said than obtained.
Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? Parents are often surprised to hear that most of what we think of as discipline -- spankings, consequences, even timeouts -- doesn't help kids become responsible, self-disciplined people.
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