Everyone likes to feel that they have a purpose in life. Generally speaking, people want to be helpful, needed, and a contributing member of society (or a family). Sometimes knowing how to go about that is difficult. It can be even more so when you are small and have seemingly little to offer. When this need... Continue Reading →
Discipline is not a technique to be applied to others. Discipline is a life-long journey of self-discipline, discovery, and learning.
If we want our children to be disciplined, we must first focus on ourselves. We cannot help our children to learn self-discipline if we, ourselves, do not have it.
The problem with punitive discipline is that while it may appear to stop specific behaviors, it does not address the underlying cause of the behavior and therefore does not resolve the true conflict. Working with your child to address the true cause of the conflict and come up with possible solutions allows your child to... Continue Reading →