The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting
Our goal as a parent is to give life to our children's learning—to instruct, to teach, to help them develop self-discipline—an ordering of the self from the inside, not imposition from the outside. Any technique that does not give life to a child's learning and leave a child's dignity intact cannot be called discipline—it is punishment, no matter what language it is clothed in. - Barbara Coloroso Part 1: An Introduction to Positive Non-punitive Parenting When I first came across this…
The Heart of Positive Discipline - teachtrainlove.com
The below resource is an invaluable teaching and parenting tool. It contains a variety of strategies that will help you discipline a child, without having to resort to negative language or harsh punishment that is typically counter-productive. These tips and tricks will help you maintain a happy, healthy, loving environment that teaches and trains children to be independent, self-confident individuals. Pick one or two to try at a time!
Teach Children What to Do
Children under the age of three do not understand "no" in the way most parents think they do. "No" is an abstract concept that is in direct opposition to the developmental need of young children to explore their world and to develop their sense of autonomy.
Sibling Fights: Putting Kids in the Same Boat
If you can’t stand to stay out of your children’s fights, and decide to become involved, the most effective way is to put your children in the same boat. Do not take sides or try to decide who is at fault.
Parents may not realize that doing too much for children (usually in the name of love) is discouraging. A child may adopt the belief "I’m not capable” when adults insist on doing things for him that he could do himself. Another possible belief is “I am loved only when others are doing things for me.”