Positive Discipline

Having problems getting your child to do what you want them to do?

Does it seem as if punishment does not really work for your child?

There is hope and it is…

Positive Discipline!

What is positive discipline?

Positive discipline focuses on teaching a child what they “SHOULD DO” instead of what they “SHOULDN’T DO.”

Positive discipline is setting up your child for success.

Most of us think of discipline as rewards and consequences.

Have you ever tried to set up a consequence that ends up being a reward?

Remember the old saying:

“Children want positive attention but if they can’t get that then they will choose negative attention over no attention at all.”

Setting up rewards and consequences is a tricky thing.  We should always first make sure children have mastered what they should do.

What about the negative or inappropriate behavior?

First, always rule out the possibilities of everything other than your child’s behavior.

Look at changing things like diet, sleep schedules, and household rules first.

What else can you do?

What about rewards and consequences?

Behavior change works best by:

-        Clearly define expectations, rewards and consequences

-        Role-play and practice the desired behaviors

-        Reward with enthusiasm; consequence unemotionally

Behavior change takes time and guidance.

Behavioral coaching can be a powerful support tool to help change and support positive growth to occur more quickly.

Behavioral coaching works because it teaches parents how to empower their children.