Discipline is a very important component of successful parenting. Children need and crave boundaries and loving parents who are in charge. I learned this technique style from Joe Frost. When talking to children for this technique, remember to always get down to their level and have them look you in the face.
- When you see a child doing something wrong, ask them to stop. And maybe refocus them on something else.
- If the child does not listen give them a WARNING. “Do you understand me?”
- If the child still does not listen put them on a time-out-bench, time-out-step, time- out-spot, etc or put older children into the reflection room. Always explain why you put them there.
- Walk away. Time out time = 1 minute per age. ex. 3 years get 3 minutes. 8 Years get 8 minutes.
- When you come back again repeat why you put them in time out. Ask them to apologize and say sorry. “I want you to look at me and say sorry.”
- Hugs and kisses. The situation is resolved for the time being, do not hold on to grudges.
- Ask for the behavior to stop
- Give them warning
- Time out with explanation
- Walk away (mins)
- Come back, repeat explanation. Get an apology.
- Hugs and Kisses