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Mountain~Mama May 7th, 2009 01:43 PM

Alternatives To Punishment
Alternatives To Punishment

Use positive reinforcement.

Create a positive environment.

Say yes as much as possible.

Save no for the important things.

Use restitution.

Leave it up to your child.


State your expectations, and get out of the way.

Give specific instructions.

Give a reason.

Offer help.

Give a choice.

Redirect your child.

Remove your child.

Make positive statements.

Give in occasionally.

Give your child time to agree.

Simply insist.

Make rules.

Ignore some behavior.

Avoid nagging and threats.

Distract your child.

Use humor.

Make it a game.

Be willing to admit your mistakes.

Stop and think before you act.

Don't make a big fuss over little things.

Stick to routines.

Don't hurry your children too much.

Get to the root of the problem.

Correct one behavior at a time.

Give yourselves time.

Use the golden rule.

Model appropriate behavior.

Think of your child as an equal.

Always keep your love for your child in mind.

From the book Natural Family Living by Peggy O'Mara

KatiesGirls May 7th, 2009 02:28 PM

Re: Alternatives To Punishment
This is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

kimber May 7th, 2009 05:36 PM

Re: Alternatives To Punishment
thanks so Much Mel&I'm super happy to see you posting here!!!!

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