Deep breath into your lungs. Your eyes close while your fingers grasp the bridge of your nose. Then, your chin lowers to your chest, which subsequently lets out a loud sigh. Have you been there? That moment when it takes everything you have not to explode at your children? That's me. Every. Single. Day. Being a positive parent is not my second nature. I don't even think it is my third.
Being a Positive Parent is Not Easy
I work hard on being a positive parent and confident disciplinarian both at home and in the classroom. I have mentioned that I have to work very hard at being positive. I often read blogs to keep up to date and gather new techniques. Probably more so, however, I re-read the same resources again and again. In fact, I even print some of the tips out and reference the advice on a daily basis. I need it. I don't think I am alone, so I have to share these resources and tips with you.
“To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom,” – Dr. Maria Montessori
I believe in the Positive Discipline approach passionately and hope that you can also find some solace in my posts. For your convenience, here are a few I've written over the years.
“Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori
8 Highly Recommended Resources to Help You Be a Positive Parent
- 10 Ways to Help Communication With Your Toddler & Preschooler
- Montessori in the Home: Conflict Resolution
- 5 Alternatives to the “Time Out“
- How to Empower Young Children
- The Language of Limits
- Language of Firmness
- Teaching Children to Apologize
- Parenting: A Taste of Love & Logic
I hope you enjoy these posts! What are your favorite Positive Discipline Resources?