How do you discipline your children? Just kidding- I don't want to know. To each his own.
Discipline isn't what I'm here to talk about. Discipline is what happens AFTER a problem has already occurred. I'm here to talk about strategies to prevent problems BEFORE they ever have a chance to happen.
It's a bit of a mindset shift as parents- let's prevent the problem behavior from happening and avoid that whole discipline thing altogether. We won't need it as often when we provide the right positive behavior supports and catch our kids being good!
How about trying some simple consistent language, of "First, Then"?
Read about it here:
Or learn how to use positive reinforcement more effectively and efficiently here:
Forget discipline. Let's focus on the good stuff and prevent those problems from happening in the first place!
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Leanne Page, MEd, BCBA