Want to be effective in your discipline? Need help getting your point across? Want to regain control? From my friends at the Child Welfare League of America, here's a list of the what's needed for effective discipline. Many of these I have addressed in my weekly Discipline Tip you receive. I challenge you to print out this list and put it on your bathroom or bedroom mirror, in the kitchen and in the car. Effective discipline requires:
- Genuineness and concern;
- Friendly firmness;
- An understanding of development & the factors that affect development;
- Thorough communication; and
- An understanding of the goal of discipline.
In daily discipline -- consider these skills and qualities. Do you have what it takes to be an effective disciplinarian?