Two Examples of Positive Parenting

The two situations below are ones many parents think call for spanking to instill a lesson.

Positive Parenting on the other hand, believes that teaching the child first works just fine, and spanking only instills confusion and fear. The child experiences a frantic mom or dad which can be quite scary.parent helping child

Positive discipline is about teaching and understanding that children do the best they can accoring to their development. They enjoy learning and pleasing you. See what you think of the exmples below:

 

Tip #1: How does positive discipline deal with the issue of running into the street?

Sit with your child on the sidewalk on a light traffic day. When you hear a car approaching, stiffen up with an, “Oh” and an alarmed look. The child will look for what you were concerned about. If the sense of danger is not instilled, try it again with more animation

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Tip 2: How about hot stove or heater issue?

Play crawl with your 8-10 month baby into the kitchen and crawl close enough to the stove to feel the heat. Then suddenly and abruptly stop dead with vocalized alarm. Slowly reach your hand out toward the hot stove until the level of heat becomes uncomfortable, then pull your hand back quickly with a wide-eyed start, while fearfully saying the word, ‘Hot!’ Baby might quickly leave or might just as easily want to mimic your slow movement toward the heat to explore your sense of danger.

These two examples stand in stark contrast to hitting, and demonstrate the concept of best practice of teaching a child.

 

Two choices for practical, quick way to learn the essence of Positive Disicpline: 

Positive Discipline A-Z. (The three authors gave us permission to make the intro chapterfree for you click here for free:

 Postive Discipline in Judy Arnall's MP4 one hour webinar: click here for free 

 

Basic elemets of positive parent are 

1. knowing your child is different from you in ways in both obvious (age and development) and not so obvious (personality.)

2. Knowing your child's changing develpmental appropriate stages of growth.

3. Learning about your anger and how to get calm.

4. Practicing problem solving skills with your child. This can be quite creative and rewarding. 

 

This Parenting Help tab stives to give you the information and resources you need to practice Positive Discipline for a happier family.  

 

 

Our Mission

The MISSION of the Action Team to End Hitting Children is to gather many people to do small jobs for the purpose of diminishing and finally ending the hitting of children. By "htiting" we mean to include beating, spanking, slapping, shaking, popping, and any other form of physical or emotional punishment that demeans the child and creates emotional, mental, and physical harm. Our strategy is to use many people to do small amounts of work that create momentum to make a difference. 

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