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Mastermind Parenting Podcast

Feb 8, 2022

How do you discipline your child? This is one of the most familiar challenges parents face, and one that I often see parents get wrong. It can be a struggle to get your kiddo to do what you want them to do, what is expected of them. I get it. In fact, I’m going through it all again right now, with a new puppy!

Today I’m going to give you a good definition of discipline, and how it is entirely about teaching, and has nothing to do with punishment. And I know it can be tempting to use a punishment model because you are frustrated, heated in the moment, and maybe that’s what you know from how you were raised. But deep down inside, that’s not what you genuinely want to be doing.

So, listen to this episode and get some tips on how to stay grounded and approach the discipline of your child with more teaching, instruction, and grace. I’ll also run you through an example that is all too common and one I’m sure many of you can resonate with, while giving you some tools for success next time you find yourself in this situation.

As always, thanks for listening, and be sure and head over to Facebook and you can join my free group Mastermind Parenting Community where we post tips and tools and do pop up Live conversations where I do extra teaching and coaching to support you in helping your strong-willed children so that they can FEEL better and DO better.

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  • Discipline means to teach.
  • Little kids are going to have many “accidents” in the house, and this is because they are learning to be alive…what the rules of this tribe are.
  • Put the time in on the front end to teach the skills rather than just expecting kids to learn and getting mad at them for not doing what you expect them to do.
  • When you put your time and effort into telling kids what you expect and teaching 
  • stop fighting with reality - you are in a remarkably busy season of life, and it won’t be this hard forever…you are building a solid foundation.
  • Parenting is establishing the rules, repeating it often and following through consistently.
  • Mastermind Parenting is about mastering your own mind and showing up as the grounded grown up that can think rationally and teach your kids the things you want them to know.
  • Calm people solve problems. And when you can’t be the calm problem-solving adult in your kids’ lives, it’s because you haven’t resolved your own hurts and your self-care is on the back burner.

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