Join me and Mommybites NY for “Positive Discipline and Dealing with Tantrums” During this workshop, Dana Rosenbloom of Dana’s Kids will help you learn how how to effectively use positive discipline and limit-setting to help your child begin to internalize “the… rules” and learn self-control. We will discuss how consistency helps children feel safe and Read More
Last Sunday the NY Times published an opinion piece in response to this past years’ focus on international parenting techniques. The unifying factor of many of these practices is helping children learn self-control and self-discipline. Throughout my blog posts and workshops you will find that I repeatedly emphasize the important of positive discipline that leads Read More
Many parents today are concerned about disciplining their children. Some don’t want to be “mean,” others don’t want to “damage” their children. Some want to be “friends” with their kids, and others just aren’t sure how to do it. The key in positive discipline and limit setting is to teach cooperation! You can start Read More
Check out the Events page for more information on my upcoming workshop with Big City Moms. We’ll be discussing discipline and potty training!
Whenever I speak to parents about discipline, amongst other things, we discuss developmentally appropriate expectations, consistency, positive alternatives, and immediate, natural consequences. Immediate, natural consequences are particularly important to explain because often, they don’t come immediately or naturally, to a grown up. First things first: what is an immediate, natural consequence? Using positive discipline begins by teaching Read More
Many of us know adults who use humor to diffuse the tension in situations, but did you know that humor is a wonderful technique with children, from toddlers on up? When they are about to tantrum or fight, catch them off guard with humor. You could try saying “Hey wait a second. Where did my child Read More
Read my new article about the importance of consistently setting limits and expectations for your child. http://www.bigcitymoms.com/EffectiveParenting.php