Steps of Positive Discipline

I have a two hour Positive Discipline Refresher workshop currently available through my online service, http://www.askdrrene.com. Below are some reminders and a few examples of using the Steps of Positive Discipline. I messages and empathy are foundation pieces of positive discipline. They are meant to be used as you enter into the exchange. I messages are for sharing (and … Continue reading Steps of Positive Discipline

>Forced Apologies

>Dear Dr. Hackney,When my child does something that upsets or hurts another child, I want him to apologize. He may apologize but often is resistant, and it ends up in a big argument between us. How can we instill a sense of empathy for others and encourage apologies?Sincerely,Anna, mother of twoAges three and four years … Continue reading >Forced Apologies