10 Alternatives to Punishment, Discipline that Empowers!
Imagine that you are confused, scared, hurt and angry and you don’t know how to communicate that or that you can even put words to it. Then imagine that because you feel that way you are put in a corner to think about it or told that it is wrong to feel that way. As a child you internalize that there must be something wrong with how you are feeling and yet you don’t know what is behind that feeling or how to move through it. You begin to feel stuck and the feelings may even intensify.
Here are some strategies that parents can use that will empower their child to work through their emotions and behavior.
Want Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables, Try this...
Every parent wants their kids to eat their vegetables, but sometimes it feels impossible. Kids flat-out refusing foods they've never tried, insisting on the same processed foods over and over, or throwing full-blown tantrums at dinnertime. If this sounds familiar to you, it's time to change your approach. Here are some ways you can do to inspire your kids to eat their vegetables.
Every parent hears their child complain about boredom at some time. What do kids really need when they are possessed by boredom? What if you as a parent could empower your child through the boredom blues?
What if boredom is the key to more creativity and unlocks imagination? This can't happen if parents and adults are always looking for ways to keep their kids from being bored. I appreciate the honesty of one father who found out that his constant entertaining of his child was not only dis-empowering his child, it was affecting his relationship with his wife. He discovered that there are many benefits to letting your child be with their own boredom- improves creativity and motivation, better sense of self worth and improved relationships. So how can adults empower kids using boredom?
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.