Positive Parenting Tips to Enhance Child’s Emotional Intelligence and Grow Confidence
When my daughter was two I found myself yelling way too much. She wasn’t listening. Why wasn't she listening? She absolutely knew what the word “no” meant but completely disregarded it. It actually made things worse when I would tell her "no". I needed a way out of this cycle we were in, my disciplining wasn’t effective.
She absolutely knew what the word “no” meant but completely disregarded it.
Positive Parenting values the idea that the child is having a hard time, the child is not giving you a hard time. Parenting through compassion and implementing my own interpretation of this led to better communication with my children, and I still use this to this day with my elementary aged child.
Core values of the Positive Parenting Approach:
Communicate the Why
Children always get upset when we tell them that they cannot do something they want to. The problem isn’t that we have told the "no", the problem is that they do not understand the "why". By communicating why, we are opening their minds to reasoning; we are allowing them to think about what they want, why they can’t do it, and what they can do instead.