Monday, August 31, 2009

Notion for cooperation

I've mentioned before that my favorite parenting author is Elizabeth Pantley. I have every one of her books on my shelf, but while I revisit the subjects of sleep and potty training from time to time, the most useful reference has been The No-Cry Discipline Solution. Because, does discipline ever go away as an issue?

Not at our house, it doesn't.

Here's one of my favorite tips, and one that has served me well time and time again:

Get eye-to-eye

When you make a request from a distance your child will likely ignore you. Noncompliance creates stress, which leads to fussing and tantrums – from both of you. Instead, get down to your child’s level, look him in the eye and make clear, concise requests. This will catch his full attention.

You can read my full review of The No-Cry Discipline Solution here.

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