We want you to give you tangible steps to make your life better. Here are our steps to being a better parent. Please contact us and tell us how it goes, we would love to hear your success story. We may even post it (if that is OK with you).
Mental Wellness Steps | Parenting
Step 001 | Make a Job Jar so that you can effectively give consequences. The book Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children: 3rd editiondoes a great job explaining this.
Step 002 | For 2 weeks, describe your kids behavior 3x a day. For example, say “You are rolling your eyes” or “You did not complete your homework” instead of “Act your age” or “You are acting inappropriate.”
Step 003 | For 2 weeks, give one positive and one negative consequence for your kid’s behavior.
Step 004 | Maintain a 5:1 ratio of positive interactions to negative interactions with your kids for a week.
Step 005 | Keep all this going for an additional month.
After you do this, we know things will be better! Tell us how it goes.