"I can't stand this kid."
"He always fights me."
"I'll break her will!"
Have you heard any of these statements from other parents? I have. When I hear this I know the parent has a "me-against-you" discipline mentality. What a counterproductive attitude. Disciplining kids is not a competition, but a commitment. One principle of positive, effective discipline is to:
Work with your child instead of against him.
Do that by being aware of his
- age level
- physical development, understanding, attention span
- fatigue level
When you take these things into consideration, your discipline is age-appropriate and fosters a mutual respect.
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