Discipline: What Not to Take Away (1-23-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Some things belong on a “do-not-take-away” list. 

PRACTICE:   Make a very short list of a couple of things that are so near and dear to your child that they should not be taken away as a consequence for misbehavior.

For example, a special toy because of who gave it to him, the blanket she sleeps with every night, something gotten by overcoming serious obstacles.

Avoid these few things as consequences when you are establishing house rules. Find other consequences that make sense for the behavior the rule is about.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, A BALL FOR DAISY.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Children and Loss (of Special People or Special Things). 

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