Weekly Positive Discipline Tool

In many of our Positive Discipline Parenting classes, we have parents with toddlers and young preschoolers! I find that parents love the tool of “Small Steps”.

This tool can be used even with an older baby. Lets use the example of an older baby of 10 months of age. This child can help out and learn small steps! When coming home from grocery shopping, we can ask the child, ” We need to put away the diapers and wipes. Let’s pick up the wipe container. Now, mom will pick up the diaper box. Where do the diapers go?” This question helps to build problem solving skills and allowing a child to think about sequences. Next mom could say, “Yes! The diapers go into your closet. Let’s walk down the hall way, and into your room”.

Helping a child learn small steps will convey the message, “I have faith, we/you can figure this task out [together]”.

This week’s challenge is to stop doing things for your child that they can do for themselves. This also means taking time for practice, practice, practice! A great way to start with younger toddlers is to get their own boots on!

 

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Positive Discipline Parenting focuses on 5 criteria:
1) Kind AND Firm at the same time
2) Helps children feel a sense of belonging and significance
3) Teaches social and life skills
4) Invites children to discover they are capable and to use their power constructively.
5) Is effective long term

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