The Joy of Parenting. Is there any discipline that makes sense?

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A parent who wants to be heard must be prepared to listen before confronting. What is discipline? The goal of discipline is to teach your child self-discipline. It is to guide your child to become more responsible. When your child misbehaves, you use discipline to help him/her choose a better way to belong. Discipline is […]

The Joy of Parenting. How can I encourage my child ?

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A parent who wants to be heard must be prepared to listen before confronting. Encouragement is a skill to help children grow in self-esteem. The question is how do we encourage??? It is actually easier than we think.   1. Just love and  accept your child. Your child will not always do as well and […]

The Joy of Parenting. How do I obtain my child’s cooperation?

What does cooperation mean in the family context? Cooperating means working together; Children can be responsible for some of their own problems;You and your child can talk together and solve problems; Family meetings help families enjoy each other and solve problems together. How can I help my child cooperate? Cooperation means working together. It does […]

The Joy of Parenting. How can I talk so my child will listen?

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A parent who wants to be heard must be prepared to listen before confronting. Parents are inclined to focus only on the unacceptable behaviour of children and then repremand, using you- messages.  We need to know the difference between a you-message and an I-message. You-messages put children down, using blaming, nagging, accusing, threatening, comparing, inducing […]

The Joy of Parenting. Managing my child’s inadequacy displaying behaviour

We said children misbehave because they want attention, because they want to control the parent, they want to get back at the parent with revenge, or just give up and say “I cannot “. Children don’t know their misbehaviour has a goal. They may also use the same misbehaviour to seek different goals. A parent’s […]

The Joy of Parenting. Managing my child’s revenge-seeking misbehaviour

We said children misbehave because they want attention, because they want to control the parent, they want to get back at the parent with revenge, or just give up and say “I cannot “. Children don’t know their misbehaviour has a goal. They may also use the same misbehaviour to seek different goals. A parent’s […]

The Joy of Parenting. Managing my child’s power seeking misbehaviour.

We said children misbehave because they want attention, because they want to control the parent, they want to get back at the parent with revenge, or just give up and say “I cannot “. Children don’t know their misbehaviour has a goal. They may also use the same misbehaviour to seek different goals. A parent’s […]

The Joy of Parenting. Managing my child’s attention.

We said children misbehave because they want attention, because they want to control the parent, they want to get back at the parent with revenge, or just give up and say “I cannot “. Children don’t know their misbehaviour has a goal. They may also use the same misbehaviour to seek different goals. A parent’s […]

The Joy of Parenting. Why do children misbehave

Children are born with different unique temperaments. Some are calm , others active, some loners and others want people around them; A child inherits certain traits from parents, something that cannot be changed; The environment in which the child grows up also has an influence on the development; The first child growing up with a […]