Top 10 Tips for Effective Discipline
If you know me, you've probably heard me say, "the parent is the child's expert" and I encourage Moms and Dad everywhere to "trust your gut" in childrearing situations. As a mom, I trust my instincts yet I gather ideas from many sources - fellow parents and professionals and books. After all, no one person can know it all, right?
Today I share from Dr. Vicki Panaccione, who prefers to be called, "Dr. Vicki" The Parenting Professor. Here are her Top 10 Tips for Effective Discipline:
- Set realistic expectations
- Clearly define limits
- Set a good example
- Hold your children accountable
- Use reasonable consequences
- Follow through
- Be consistent
- Reward desirable behaviors
- Use humor, flexibility and creativity
- Pick your battles
These are reasonable and I agree. How about you? You may want to print out this Top 10 list and put on your refrigerator as a reminder. To read more about Dr. Vicki and these tips go to www.BetterParentingInstitute.com.