BratBusters Parenting Services Inc.
Parenting should be FUN & EASY. Okay, so there’s a bit of maintenance and tweaking in the teen years, but other than that … FUN & EASY.
The key is to set yourself up in the leadership role but not through being tough. It’s done by being confident, consistent and reliable.
Kids should always know EXACTLY how you’re going to react if they act out in a negative way. If they have to stop and wonder, then they don’t have confidence in your leadership skills.
You can be as fun and goofy as you want with the kids, so long as you are their parent/leader first and foremost.
Discipline is rarely even necessary once you get this in place. Anyone can learn these skills.
Lisa Bunnage, Parenting Coach
Vancouver, BC, Canada