Childrearing

‘Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists’ And Other Discipline Tips

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We all have our own discipline styles. But it never hurts to get advice from other professionals. We asked a bunch of parents for their best tips and here’s the first installment — Discipline Tips.

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3 Comments

  1. Lindsay Cross

    May 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Oh my Gosh! Don’t negotiate has been my biggest parenting hurdle. At first, I didn’t even recognize it. Then, I finally realized that if you start negotiating at all, your children see what you say as a jumping off point, not as the authority. It just builds into such a big problem. I wish I had been more conscience of this in the beginning.

    • annette prince

      June 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

      Me too.
      I like your “jumping off point” ……so true and LISTENING to their “justifications” as to why they need this or should be able to do that…blah blah blah, just gets ’em wound up! And wears me down……sometimes. Oh boy. Consistency is an issue for me too? yikes.

  2. Emily

    July 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I frequently say, “I don’t negotiate with terrorists!” And while my tiny terrorist still tries out her best tactics from time to time, I firmly believe that at some point she will say, “HEY, this has NEVER, EVER worked. I will stop now.” Years working in schools have told me that consistency is the only way to go with kids!

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