It’s not easy to discipline your kids. To get the job done, I think we all try a little bit of everything.
There are countless recommendations out there, infinite cure-alls guaranteed to produce the perfect child IN DAYS! They range from time-outs to reward charts to taking away toys to whining back at them so they can see how ridiculous it feels. But none of them work.
When I discipline my kid, the progression is not so much 1-2-3-MAGIC as it is 9-1-1-HELP!
I’ve made a quick chart of the disciplinary actions in my house, and the typical manner in which we exhaust them. I hope yours looks different!