One of the most common problems parents face today is how to handle the various issues surrounding discipline and being in charge. We are regularly told that we have to be the ones in control of our kids and they will appreciate that in the long run, but this is often suggested as meaning we employ methods that are coercive or harsh to keep our kids “in line”. And when they fail to stay in line, parents get frustrated and resort to more and more discipline in hopes of “fixing” the problems.
But what if the problem is the very basis by which we approach discipline? What if the problem isn’t our kids, but the way in which we are interacting with them?
In this 4-week email course with office hours, we will focus on the foundations of discipline across ages and stages (for really, the principles remain the same, but the execution will differ) with specific focus on:
- Expectations for behaviours and why this matters so much
- Learning about setting appropriate boundaries (and why certain ones aren’t so appropriate)
- Enforcing boundaries with love
- Why punishment doesn’t work and what to do instead
- How to handle tantrums
- When kids “don’t listen”
- And more
As with all email courses, office hours will take place weekly and will be picked to provide reasonable times for all time zones. There will be a minimum of 2 hours a week available and more will be added depending on the number of participants registered in order to ensure everyone gets a chance to ask their individual questions and learn how to apply this to their situation.
Note: At no point in this course will you see me promote any punishment, time-outs, etc. This is a GENTLE discipline course that focuses on how to engage positively with our children and learn how to be in charge while being respectful and loving with our kids. This can seem harder, but it truly is a better option in the long-run.