Discipline for All Ages
This issue of Eagle Counseling Newsletter is dedicated to all things discipline. This week alone, I’ve said, “No, you can't throw your baby sister to the ground. She doesn’t like that.” And, "Fruit snacks are a privilege, not a guarantee." And I taught my almost 3 year old some complicated math, “No, you can’t leave the table until you’ve eaten two bites of peas, or one bite of grilled cheese and one bite of peas, or two bites of grilled cheese. You pick.” We’ve also discussed (at length) why she can’t climb the lower kitchen drawers to open the oven herself, and why she can't touch the dead squirrel in the alley.
It’s my goal to make parenting more than a list of things my kids can’t do, but I’m tired of hearing, “But why not?” “But I want to!” If you’re like me, I hope these videos below speak some life into your current discipline methods. I promise these strategies aren’t complicated, but they may look radically different than what you’ve been doing. Sometimes, change is good.
How do you discipline during a pandemic?
Gary Prindiville is the school counselor and a middle school theology teacher at Prince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center in Carrollton, TX. Visit the Contact page for more information.
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