What's Your Discipline Attitude?
If you've read my blog, you know my position and recommendations on discipline. Here are some questions to think about in daily discipline. Ask yourself:
____ Do I remember that discipline is about teaching appropriate behavior?
____ In a situation, am I focused on correcting behavior or venting my frustration?
____ What would I look like if I saw myself in a mirror while disciplining?
____ Do I speak to my child (or children I'm teaching) with respect?
____ When using consequences, do I insure the consequence fits the "crime"?
____ Am I kind and firm? Kindness refers to tone of voice; firmness refers to follow-through.
____ If I use active Time-Out, do I watch my child rather than the clock?
____ Do I use Time-In (touching, winking, smiles, eye contact) to reinforce desirable behavior?
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