Motivating the Oppositional Child Part 2 Episode 8

The essential ingredient for those children  who often blame others for their misbehavior is for the parents to decide “Whose problem is it?”

When parents step in and solve problemss for their child they communicate, “You are not capable of achieving this.” This is not very helpful to girls—and it’s devastating for boys.

Which leads us to discipline. The four rules of discipline are:

  1. Be fun to be with and require your child to be fun to be with – no whining
  2. Avoid disciplining in anger (If you have to, put yourself in time out before you discipline.)
  3. Focus on what the child can be—the greatness they have within them
  4. Don’t ever take away their passion as punishment for any wrong decision

Download the episode here (mp3)

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