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Child Discipline – A Logical Consequence to Use with Your Kids

"Developing character starts with getting your kids to talk."

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

 

Are you confused about child discipline? Today's Parenting Skill fits perfectly with my Parenting Skills Kit because it deals with discipline and logical consequences.

A logical consequence fits the misbehavior. Personally, I love them because they make sense to your child.

A Child Discipline Example:

Let's say your Andy is angry. He slams his toy truck on your driveway and breaks it. Don't get excited. Don't get upset. Tell Andy to fix or pay for it.

Having Andy fix or pay for the broken toy is a logical consequence. After Andy calms down, he'll realize that fixing his truck or paying for a new one, makes sense. If he doesn't want to do either one, please don't feel sorry for him. Don't buy him a new one either. Let him feel the consequence of his anger and do without his truck. This is a great way to help Andy become responsible and build character too.

Child Discipline Conclusion:

In the heat of the moment it can be difficult to think up a reasonable discipline. So why not consider your child's most common misbehaviors? Then think of a consequence that fits those misbehaviors. Make sure it's not too harsh or too easy. When one of the misbehaviors occurs, use that consequence

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Parenting Skills – The Power of Chores!

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Parenting Skills for Building Character in Kids:

Today's parenting tips come from my Chore Chart Kit.

Character Building starts when your child is young. Teaching your child to do chores is a great way to build character.

2 Benefits from Teaching Your Child to Do Chores:

  1. Your child will learn responsibility.
  2. You'll get the help you need.

Learning Responsibility:

Let's say your 3 year-old Lexie scatters her toys everywhere. You've been picking them up several times a day and don't like it. Why not teach Lexie to pick up her toys with a nursery song you make up? Sing it when it's time to gather the toys. Make it fun for Lexie to be responsible.

Getting the Help You Need:

When you teach Lexie to be responsible at a young age, you'll begin to get the help you need. You won't have to fight with Lexie to start helping out when she's much older. She'll already know that doing chores is a part of family life.

Helping with Chores Conclusion:

Helping with chores teaches responsibility. Responsibility builds character. A child with a responsible character makes life easier for you. You will lessen the fighting when she is older. She will know she has an important role in helping the family. If you'd like a chore chart with an age-appropriate list of chores for your child, pick up my Chore Chart Kit at: http://www.kidsdiscuss.com/parent_resource_center.asp?pr_id=kd008

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Parenting Skills – The Power of Dilemma Discussions!

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Parenting Skills for Building Character in Kids:

Today's parenting tips come from my Dilemma Discussion Kit with its 51 dilemmas to discuss with your kids.

Character Building is easier when you have a fun way to discuss moral issues with your kids. Finding out how your kids think will guide you in forming their character.

2 Benefits from Discussing Dilemmas:

  1. Your kids will share their inner thoughts with you.
  2. You'll understand how to help their characters grow.

Discussing Inner Thoughts:

Let's say Joshua and you have some special time together. This could be a good time to get his opinions on a dilemma. Consider offering this dilemma from my Dilemma Discussion Kit for Joshua to discuss:

"You just told your mom that your little brother lost your homework. She is scolding him and he is crying. The truth is that you didn't do your homework. If you tell the truth, you'll get in trouble. What will you do? Why?

Joshua will enjoy discussing this dilemma. He's not in trouble. Somebody else did it. You'll also find out his thoughts on lying.

Parenting Skills on How to Help:

When you find out what he thinks about lying, you may be delighted with his answer. If you're not pleased, don't get mad. Take some time on your own and think about how you want to respond. Crafting your wisdom about lying and talking with Joshua about it later, will help you form his character.

Dilemma Discussion Conclusion:

Dilemma Discussions create a fun bond between you and your child. He'll share his inner thoughts about moral issues. You'll have the opportunity to share your wisdom to shape his character. How do you discuss moral issues with your kids? Let me know and I will send you a surprise.

 

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Parenting Skills – The Power of Saying No!

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Parenting Skills for Building Character in Kids:

Today's parenting tips come from my Parenting Skills Kit.

Character Building is easier when you can say "No" wisely and stick to it.

The 2 Hardest Parts of saying "No."

  1. Thinking wisely beforehand
  2. Sticking to your decision

Thinking Wisely:

Thinking wisely before you make your decision to say no, means slowing down and giving yourself the time to think. Usually you can tell your child, "Let me think about it." Try not to make snap decisions because you might regret them.

Sticking to Your Decision:

The second part that's difficult for most parents is being Firm with saying "No." Many parents get into an arguing match with their kids. Sometimes they say, "Oh, go ahead and leave me alone." Unfortunately, they can expect many more arguments in the future because they are giving their power to say "No" over to their kids.

The Power of Saying "No" Conclusion:

If you have a problem with saying "No," remember to take the time to think. When you feel you are making a wise decision stick to it. You'll lessen the arguments, feel less stress, and be respected for saying what you mean.

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Social Skills for Kids – The Power of the Smile

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Parenting Skills for Building Character in Kids:

Today's Parenting Tip comes from my collection of 50 Social Skills Kit for Kids. Social skills come easily to some kids. Others don't have a clue. When you teach your child social skills that work, your child feels happy and treats others well.

Here's a social skill you can teach your child today:

"Smile and act happy when you see your friends"

Children who look sad or cranky attract friends like vinegar attracts flies. Teach your child to put on a happy face. It will help your child feel happy. Happy faces attract friends too.

Make up some typical situations and role play this social skill with your child. Then encourage your child to practice it on other kids and tell you the results.

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This Parenting Tip Builds Character in Kids

   

Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:

Parenting Skills for Building Character in Kids:

Today's Parenting Tip comes from my collection of 80 bonding rewards. Bonding rewards draw your children closer to you. When your children feel close they feel loved.

A great way to draw them closer and show them love is to have fun with them. Try this parenting tip today and enjoy the laughter:

"Sing songs together."

Singing songs makes car rides fun. Silly songs make chores go faster. Singing songs create happy feelings. Whether your child is a preschooler or a teenager singing songs can bring you together in special ways.

Why not have fun and sing songs today?

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