So...if you spill a drink = cleaning it up, You fight with your friend = sit on your own for a while. Steal from a shop = marching straight back up there and giving it back and apologising. Not doing homework = failing the grade (ETA - ok I don't let them fail the grade, although I feel like it LOL but things like playstation and tv are off the table until they do...when you don't do what you should be doing then you don't get priviledges).
It's how I generally discipline - apart from a few things here and there.
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01-02-2012 13:02 #21
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01-02-2012 13:05 #22
A recent example for us is that the littlies have been drawing on walls....so the natural consequence is for them to clean it. Obviously they don't do a good job but I get them to try their best.
01-02-2012 21:10 #23
Oh gosh thats so simple! I like it.
01-02-2012 21:18 #24
Baby was a bit of both. If she wanted food, she got food. The "routine" we had was loose, and was just there for me to roughly know what was going on each day. I didn't force toileting or anything... it was mostly all about "in her own time."
Now she's 6, and if I let her lead me anywhere, we'd be eating ice-cream for dinner most nights, and she'd never go to bed... she'd spend all her time on her DS or watching movies, or something. So there is no "child led," anything... it's all, "I'm the Mum - I make the rules, you follow them."
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01-02-2012 21:33 #25
Both. The first year I followed her cues. Through toddlerhood I followed her cues, but slowly guided her in certain directions. As she got older, it became more parent-led, but we are very in touch with each other. I'm the boss, but take her into account with any decision making.
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bit of both.
Always child led, but I will attempt naps after x amount of time, make sure she eats at least 6 times a day, and I only boob when I want now (oh and we are nightweaned)
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01-02-2012 22:54 #28
Slack-@ss parenting here!
Whatever gets us through the day with the least amount of angst. I pick my battles (they're 2 & 6 though so its not me forcing a baby to conform).
:P the children rule the roost and I'm too exhausted to argue (j/king- we work together for the most part...)
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