There are many schools of thought on discipline and child rearing. We are fans of gentle parenting not yelling at or spanking children. One simple thing you can do when your child is having a meltdown is count to 10 with them.
Sometimes as parents we can get to the end of our rope and be tempted to follow “might is right” parenting which ends in spanking and yelling at our children. Studies have shown that spanking, even “mild” spanking, can cause long-term mental health issues for children.
Some advocate time outs to set boundaries, but there is another school of parenting called gentle parenting. Gentle parenting takes time, patience, communication, self-knowledge, a willingness to go on the parenting journey, did we mention patience? The result is a loving, respectful relationship where even your discipline teaches your child about love, respect, trust and understanding.
Reading to children has so many benefits and you can extend those benefits by reinforcing the story that you have read
Summertime is a fun time for new adventures and bonding more with your children, but the heat and “I’m bored” can cause any parents nerves to be a bit on edge. We have 3 easy parenting tips to help keep your summer fun and not frustrating.
Happy 4th of July from our Kolcraft Family to yours!