I’m sure most of us, if not all of us, have been here. You hear your children fussing and arguing over a toy or activity. The voices get louder and louder. Then, you hear a “smack” and then a child cries or yells in pain and disbelief. What do you do then? How do you effectively and positively communicate to the offending child that hitting and saying mean things are not permitted in your home and are not acceptable? Ever.
That’s the topic for this week’s Peace Works video blog.
Today, I want to share a few things things with you that I think you will find most helpful and beneficial. I will also share some valuable resources. Take a look at some of the main points that are featured this week.
- How can you brainstorm with your child about alternative solutions for disagreements
- When is the best time to sit with your child and discuss his/her actions and brainstorm together
- What tool can you use to help your child make better and healthier choices
- What resource helped me and my family overcome this stressful issue
I hope you enjoy this week’s video. Remember to leave your comments or questions down below. I would love to hear from you.
As always…Happy Parenting
How to Use the Wheel of Choice -Based on the Positive Discipline books and materials written by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott; Produced by Kelly Pfeiffer, Certified PD Lead Trainer; Positive Discipline Association, www.positivediscipline.org
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too – Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish