Sunday, July 11, 2010
Positive Discipline Tool Card - Problem Solving
Use daily challenges as opportunities to practice problem solving WITH your children.
1) Brainstorm for solutions during family meetings or with one child.
2) Ask Curiosity Questions to invite your child to explore solutions.
3) For fights: “You kids can figure it out. Come back with your plan.”
4) For chores - Brainstorm what needs to be done and invite your kids to create a plan. Be willing to try their plan for a week.
One of the best things to come out of going through these Positive Discipline Tool Cards is the process of involving my children. Not only are they much more capable than I give them credit for, but it can be very entertaining to see their perspective. Check out the notes that Emma took during our family meeting today.