Saturday, February 13, 2010
HUGS - A Positive Discipline Valentines Day Tool Card
Children do better when they feel better - and so do you.
Hugs help us feel better.
1) When your child is having a tantrum, try asking for a hug.
2) If your child says, “No”, say, “I need a hug” a second time.
3) If your child says no again, say “I need a hug. Come find me when you are ready”, and then walk away. You might be surprised at what happens.
What a great tool card! Everybody could use more hugs and this is a perfect week to focus on giving our children more hugs. The tool card mentions giving a hug when your child is having a tantrum, but we certainly don't need to wait for a tantrum to give a hug. Some of us may not be very good huggers (myself included), so let's use this opportunity to get a lot of practice!
I can't hear the word "Hugs" without thinking about the music video below. Enjoy!