Too often we forget that discipline really means to TEACH not punish. Empathising, connecting, communicating and PATIENCE the core of gentle discipline. We as parents need patience in order to be present with our children and teach.
Every child deserves respect, empathy, and loving understanding. When we are treated this way our heart sings because we feel understood. Our children deserve the same.
The Three C’s of gentle discipline
- CONNECTION: Affection, empathy, imaginative play, shared interests.
- COMMUNICATION: Listening, reflecting, validating, sharing, discussing.
- CO-OPERATION: Inviting, encouraging, interacting, helping, supporting.