Conscious discipline -that you hear me rave about- has a series of books about a little guy name Schubert. The books are intended to teach the skills. They are also a great reminder for the teacher or the person reading the book. This is the time of year the children begin to exert their independence and a big voice a little more so I thought a refresher in conscious discipline might be nice.
Today we read this book
Basically what we figured out is it’s all in how you look at something. It’s your perspective. I can look at Johnny and say “ Johnny you cannot be still n family time- sit on your bottom.” Or I can look at Johnny and say… “Johnny you’re having a hard time, you have so much energy.” I can look at Susie and say “do not grab the toys away that’s being a bully.” Or I can look at Susie and say… “You wanted to play and forgot how to ask – repeat after me when you’re finished may I play with that toy.”
Using conscious discipline is coaching from the minute they walk in the door to the minute they leave.
I was in the kitchen earlier today and you could hear one of the boys use conscious discipline terminology . Randy said… I think they really listen to you. 🤷🏻♀️
We downloaded the glasses from CD website and we were going to decorate them. They evidently were made for kids with little tiny heads.
I challenge you tonight to change your perspective with your children and try to look for the good.