Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Loving Discipline

The goal of loving discipline is to have your child behave because he wants to behave, not because he is afraid of you. For discipline to be effective, you need to have the right blend of predictability and flexibility.

There is no quick and easy solution to the discipline issue. It takes a lot of patience and a lot of love. Don't expect either yourself or your child to be perfect. All the different childhood stages mean that some of the behaviors that emerge will be somewhat inconvenient for you! Our tip is to commit to positive, loving discipline, expect yourself to be a good enough parent and expect your child to be a good enough child – no one is perfect.

For some help, check out our article on loving, effective discipline

Happy parenting,


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