• Use Positive Discipline, it builds on your child’s strengths
  • Ages 0 – 2, meet child’s needs consistently and predictably and the child develops trust in her or his world.
  • By physically demonstrative with your child
  • Be respectful and nurturing
  • Listen to your child
  • Talk to your child (share your thoughts and feelings)
  • Say “I love you
  • Allow your children to perform skills within their level of capability.
    • E.g. Putting on own shoes,  feeding self, carrying own bag
  • Accept your children as they are
  • Focus on their strengths, not their weaknesses, and their strengths will grow
  • Encourage children to make choices (stacked choices)
  • Ask children for ideas and suggestions
  • Respect child’s privacy
  • Involve child with household chores
  • Do jobs with your children
  • Avoid giving children responsibility they are not ready to handle
  • Spend time with your children
    • Special time with each child
    • Spend time with your family
  • Model good self-esteem to child
  • Let child know what you like and appreciate about her
  • Let child know what you like and appreciate about yourself
  • Praise frequently and be SPECIFIC
  • Talk to your child/toddler about things they did when younger
  • Give constructive criticism

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