A “Rule Party” Can Help You with Discipline (10-28-15)

Today’s Parenting Reminder:

See if a “rule party” (instead of a “pool party”) helps you with your discipline.

Meet with some other parents that you trust to talk over good rules and consequences that make sense.

Each person can bring a family rule that is a challenge for them and everyone can give ideas for how to clearly state the expectation in a way to be right for the age of the child in mind.

Then, the group can brainstorm what type of consequence would make sense.

Lastly, you could discuss ways to help yourself stick to the rule and the consequence and not look the other way.

Remember, you are in charge of your family. All the ideas you hear are for you to evaluate and make the final choices about what you think will work for your family. At the very beginning, announce this as one of the party rules.

Read more: Being the Center of the Universe

Next Parenting Reminder will be on October 30, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).

Check Daily Parenting Tips for hundreds of past helpful reminders.


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