Use Discipline As A Teaching Moment This article appeared in the December 23, 2018 edition of the Register-Guard. This November, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released an update to its policy regarding corporal punishment, or, more commonly known in parenting circles, as spanking. Spanking is still legal in many states as a form of […]
Better Together: Parenting As a Team While rocking your newborn to sleep and gazing lovingly into her eyes, you’re likely not thinking about what you’ll do when she is 3-years old and throwing peas at you during mealtime. Even less likely is that you are considering how your partner would handle the situation. But as […]
Turn Pester Power into Parent Power: How to stop your kids from pestering you to buy things. Can I have it? Can I have it? Can I? Can I? PLEASSSEEEEEEE!!!! This could be your child talking about a box of sugary cereal, a cartoon-themed toothbrush, a new app, or just about anything. Advertisers, doctors, and […]
It’s understandable that parents may be looking for a quick response or a short-term solution. And in responding to challenging behavior, many parents feel the need to punish or give their children a consequence as a way to modify or change their behavior. While “time out” can be an effective way to respond to challenging behavior, it may be difficult to have a successful time out. Indeed, many children will resist time out, which leads to power struggles.