Tips on Positive Discipline
  1. Tell children what they CAN do instead of what they can’t
  2. Offer children choices only when you are willing to abide by their decisions
  3. Give children reasonable limits that they can understand
  4. Help children develop problem-solving skills
  5. Really listen to the child, be attentive
  6. Firmness coupled with kindness is the best approach to discipline
  7. Recognize that a child’s boundaries will change from one year to the next
  8. Don’t be a historian – leave past problems in the past
  9. Try to avoid power struggles – they are more about who has power than about positive behavior
  10. Set a good example of the behavior you expect of the child