Stop Power Struggles with Kids

Using Natural Consequences When kids don’t wear their coat, they get cold. When children refuse to eat, they become hungry. When they don’t use an umbrella in the rain, they get wet. The concept of using natural consequences to teach children, rather than punishing them, is allowing things to happen naturally, without adult interference. In […]

CREATIVE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO BEHAVE

Fun Ways to Reward ChildrenWe started discussing positive discipline last week. Here are some creative ways to encourage children to behave properly. http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/behavior/201.html Beat the Clock: Good method for a dawdling child.Ask the child to do a task. Set a timer. If the task is done before the timer rings, your child gets a reward. […]

Positive Attention For Nannies and Au Pairs

The Power of Positive Attention To continue the conversation about discipline we have posted an article about positive attention below. http://www.daic.org/Tips.html Positive attention reassures children, builds self-esteem, and creates a happier environment for the whole family. [Caregivers] should: 1. Make positive attention specific: Tell [the] child exactly what he or she did that you liked. […]

USING POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR NANNIES AND AU PAIRS

Positive Discipline By Rory Donaldsonhttp://www.brainsarefun.com/Posdis.html Positive discipline describes a way to reduce undesirable behavior, and increase desirable behavior, by rewarding the positive rather than punishing the negative. Positive Discipline describes an action that is introduced after a desirable behavior so that the behavior will be repeated in the future. Positive Discipline is based on the […]