A kind lady sent me an article “How Should You Discipline Your Children?”, for me to use, in all good faith, with the parents I work with. The 2 main reasons I don’t like the word are:
- There is a predilection to the fact that there is something wrong with children – which there isn’t. All children and all parents are doing the best they can with what they know. Parents its time to step up! Because children can sense what you think and feel, and they take responsibility for your emotional state!!!
- I help parents see themselves and their children from a different perspective. From the wonderful person they are inside and not the behaviour they are exhibiting. When parents treat children with respect they can negotiate what consequences the children could choose, if they decide to take a decision a parent isn’t comfortable with.
I’ve found in this way children are much more severe in the consequences than the parent can imagine. Also with this process the child is more likely to keep to the decision that was agreed. Have fun exploring the fantastic potential in your children. Love LIFE! Alan