Discipline: Overcoming Fear of Anger (3-17-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   You can overcome fear of your child’s anger.

PRACTICE:   Today, think of a time when your child said “no,” and you failed to insist on what you expected her to do because you were afraid of her anger.

Make a plan for how you can overcome this fear.

Do you need to learn more about anger and how it comes and goes and is a normal part of a child’s growing and learning about life?

Do you need to “just do it” and practice dealing with “no’s” in a matter-of-fact way, even when your child is having a tantrum about it?

Stop and repeat this activity every few weeks to see, if you are finding yourself less afraid of the anger and more able to insist on good behavior.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MORRIS THE ARTIST.  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 the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at The Benefits of Art, Choices, and Discipline: Part II. 

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