Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Positive Parenting"

A friend forwarded these principles to me. I printed them out and posted then on my refrigerator as a daily reminder.  I feel that by following points such as the one below clearly establishes positive behavior from your child.
Thanks Jess for forwarding these to me!

Mommy Bridget

Dr. Latham’s Principles of Positive Parenting

    1. Seize opportunities to have frequent positive interactions with your children.

    1. Clearly establish and communicate expectations.

    1. Clearly establish and dispense consequences.

    1. Ignore behaviors which do not threaten the basic quality of life, limb, and property.

    1. Attend to inappropriate behavior unemotionally, precisely, directly, and instructionally.

    1. Do not question a non-compliant child about his or her behavior, or ask them to explain their behavior.

    1. Use the inappropriate behavior of one child as a cue to attend to the appropriate behavior of other children.

    1. Smile and laugh, talk and touch – a lot!

    1. Assess behavior analytically and treat it clinically.

    1. Do what it takes to keep your marriage strong and happy – this is the foundation for the success of the whole family.

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