When I was pregnant with my son, I read a variety of books and websites on child rearing. I was drawn to attachment parenting and positive discipline. The approach resonated to me. I am not a perfect parent, sometimes I yell or issue consequences without really thinking it out.
But this article is a good reminder why I was drawn to positive discipline. How much better would it be for families, the parent-child relationship, if we used a solution based approach rather than a consequence one?
From the article:
” If your child is refusing to help, having a hard time with the bedtime routine, or flat out refusing to help with chores, this doesn’t mean you have failed as a parent or that you have a brat for a child. It means that it’s probably a good time to try focusing on problem solving, realistic expectations and relationship building.”