Positive Discipline Techniques
As a parent of a toddler I was very keen to find some positive discipline techniques and ones specifically focused on positive discipline for preschoolers.
The following book: Positive Discipline held some answers for me as well as another mother who wrote this excellent review of how these techniques helped her and her child.
Please share with us your review of Positive Discipline or any other books that have had positive discipline techniques in that you have found helpful for you and your child in their first three years. We would love to add them to our site for other parents to enjoy.Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child
By Jane Ed.D. Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, Roslyn Ann Duffy
Three Rivers Press (2007)
Book Review by Charlie's mum: An At-Home, Objectivist, Mommy Blogger.
I was reading Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child . I finally finished reading it and I thought it might be helpful to share the things I learned from the book and how I am applying the ideas concretely. Here's what I learned:
Show a child what to do instead of what not to do (pg. 103).
Keep in mind a child's developmental appropriateness (pg. 112).
Young children lack effective impulse control (pg. 170).
Distract and redirect (pg. 122).
Offer limited choices (pg. 131).
Shut your mouth and act and do it with a positive attitude (pg. 144).
1. He can't hear them anyway.
True, true true!. When Charlie gets wild and I talk to him it never yields the results I am looking for. It either gets him more upset or it gets me upset. In these moments I stop talking and persist in whatever needs completing--say an unwanted diaper change--or I redirect him to something else. It keeps my part of the interaction calm and helps to diminish the volatility of the moment.
Don't get hooked by your child's behavior (pg. 146).
Give names to feelings (pg. 150).
I now have many more tools for my parenting toolbox. The difficulty is integrating these ideas into my subconscious so that I automatically respond in a positive way. This will just take a lot of repetition and practice. I'm well on my way because I use these tools everyday. I am happier and so is Charlie. There are fewer temper tantrums in my house now--from Charlie and myself. I look forward to more Positive Discipline reading so that I can add even more tools to my parenting toolbox.
Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child (Positive Discipline Library)
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Please share with us your review of Positive Discipline or any other books that have had positive discipline techniques in that you have found helpful for you and your child in their first three years. We would love to add them to our site for other parents to enjoy.
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