Episode 43: When You Need a Balanced Approach to Discipline with Elizabeth K.
EPISODE 43 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When You Need a Balanced Approach to Discipline with Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth is a single mom to a 10-year-old. Most of the time, she thinks of herself as a laid-back mom, ignoring her son’s minor infractions, but when she’s stressed out this is not the case. She’s worried about being inconsistent but doesn’t know where to draw the line between letting things slide and making them a big deal.
Today, we talk about how Elizabeth can find the right balance. I suggest that, rather than either letting things slide or making a big deal of them, she can always react with something in between. I share tips for having an empowering and productive conversation about why rules are in place, and we talk about encouraging, non-judgmental ways for Elizabeth to talk to her son about his sweet tooth.
“You’re the captain of the team, and therefore, you’re the one who’s in charge. But he’s still respected as a team member.”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
Finding the middle ground of discipline
Tips for an empowering conversation
When it’s helpful to talk to your child’s pediatrician
The power of scheduling periodic meetings
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