Monday, November 10, 2008

Positive parenting idea of the day

Positive Parenting Idea of the Day
Being the Best Parent You Can Be…One Idea at a Time
Most of us have learned that a polite request from an authority figure is equivalent to an order.  It just feels better to be asked than told.  However, if your child does not respond to a gentle nudge, increase the power by telling him what to do while using a firmer tone of voice.  Do this before you get angry, as anger often produces a harsh, aggressive tone of voice that tempts some children into rebelling. Stay calm and firm.
--Popkin, Youngs and Healy, Helping Your Child Succeed at School

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