Hundreds of times a day I'm telling kids what to do and what not to do. I wish I could say they obey every time, but that would be a lie. But sometimes I do get lucky. I needed to can my jalapenos and didn't want little fingers touching all the spicy juice. Jalapeno juice in the eye is miserable. I know!
Anyways, I told Peter and Maria to go lay on the couch for a rest. After 10 minutes of quiet I looked over to find this
|They curled up and fell asleep.|
And since they don't always obey like this, a book I might need to revisit is Dr. Ray Guarendi's Discipline That Lasts A Lifetime. This is an older book, but the techniques are not out of date. When our oldest children were small I found this book quite helpful. And if I remember correctly, it's Dr. Ray who said well disciplined children are a joy to be around.
Isn't it nice when they obey without any fuss? How about you, any discipline tips you'd like to share?