Monday, May 31, 2010

Heligirl Blogs about Positive Discipline Tool Cards iPhone App

It is always such fun for me to discover other people who are being helped by Positive Discipline Tools so I was delighted to find:

Jen gave me permission to share the first paragraph of her blog. You can then go to her link and read the rest.

Positive Discipline in the Palm of Your Hand

In the heat of the moment, when your child is acting out and you’re at the end of your rope, how do you keep to your positive discipline parenting? Just as I’m starting to truly put these methods to work with my 2 1/2-year old, I was really excited to learn Jane Nelsen recently released her Positive Discipline Tool Cards as an iPhone/iTouch/iPad app. Talk about having answers at your fingertips. My phone is never very far, which makes this an ideal tool for dealing with issues in the heat of the moment.

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While on her blog, learn why Jen is called Heligirl, and read some of her other posts about her adventures with Positive Discipline

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Modeling Control for your Children

Control Your Own Behavior

It would be nice if parents would keep in mind that you can't expect your children to control their behavior when you don't control your own. Try teaching yourself some self-control tools just as you would your kids.

1) Watch the video on "Flip your lid," to understand the brain. Then catch yourself when you are about to flip your lid and do something else.

2) Create your own positive time out--and use it.

3) Share your feelings and take full responsibility for them, "I'm upset right now and need to wait until I can calm down to talk about this." Do not say, "You are making me so upset."

4) Keep a deck of Positive Discipline Tool cards handy. When you get upset, choose one at random to get you out of your mid-brain and into your rational brain. You'll probably pick the perfect one. Make it even more fun, by asking your child to choose a card and random, and decide together which works best to solve the challenge.

5) Don't forget some of the wisdom from the ages: Breathe, count to ten, think happy thoughts, and count your blessings.

Remember that mistakes are opportunities to learn. When you make a mistake, learn from it and start again. And most of all, remember to enjoy your children.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


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