Monday, May 30, 2011

You Can Count on Me By: Grandma Jeddah

            If you want to see immediate results from your discipline methods today--right now--try this winner coming up!  When you want your child to stop an unacceptable behavior, give your command then count slowly but firmly, 1-2-3. This simple 1-2-3 count can be surprisingly effective in getting children to stop talking, arguing, playing with toys, or refrain from what they are doing. 1-2-3 works best with behaviors you want your child to stop rather than actions you want him to start.
Once you’ve given your count of 1-2-3, avoid any other comments such as “Listen to what I’m saying,” or “Don’t you hear me?” Give your count and be finished.  If your child doesn’t respond, follow through on subsequent procedures.  These can range from removing stars from a star chart or depriving your child of a privilege that is related to the inaction. 
Now get Counting!

For more information on making obeying easier and discipline simpler without hitting, shouting or shaming, visit Grandma Jeddah’s website at:

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