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Old 01-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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Re: Toddler Discipline Tips

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Originally Posted by mibarra View Post
This is me too. While I do employ discipline techniques where things are not optional (shoes and coats when it's cold, carseats, no hitting, etc), I also try to not make a fuss about things that don't matter too much, and set them up for success.

So, for example, I verbalize their emotions when they can't (I see you're very mad. You didn't want to wear your coat, and mommy made you. We need our coats when it's cold). Even when I do need to discipline them, I validate their feelings (you were very mad at your sister for not sharing her toy. But hitting hurts, we can't hit people just because we are mad)
this reminds me of the other day in the airport, I was like 'I know you're frustrated, but......' and for the rest of the night, DD was all 'I frustrated, I frustrated'. was very cute.
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