I often speak with parents who are struggling with a specific behaviour, such as hitting. They will say “I keep telling them to stop and explain why they shouldn’t do it – but it just keeps happening!”. The problem here is not necessarily what the parent has done, but what they *haven’t* done. Dealing with tricky behaviour is a two step process. If you skip one of these processes, it’s almost inevitable that your discipline will be ineffective.
What are these two steps?
1. Dealing with the behaviour ‘in the moment’.
2. Understanding and future prevention.
Let’s look at them in some more detail:
1. Dealing with the…
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