What’s your discipline style?
Are you relaxed? Authoritative? Do you use punishments, rewards, natural consequences?
When a reader asked Sarah and I for some advice on a common – but totally exasperating – toddler tendency, we realized that not only do we rarely write about discipline here on the blog, but that we had never actually discussed our own personal discipline philosophies.
So we decided to answer the question together on The Home Hour without talking it over first. Going in blind on a discipline discussion? Sounds risky, but we thought it would be an interesting way to find out more about each other’s parenting styles.
It turned out to be a great conversation, and we know you’re going to love it.
Listen now! (Or scroll down to find links to some of the stories and resources we discussed in the show.)
Here are some of the links we talked about in this episode:
- Zen Parenting Radio podcast (and here’s the episode of The Home Hour featuring Zen Parenting Radio hosts Todd and Cathy Adams)
- Aha! Parenting – online resources and blog written by Dr. Laura Markham
- Positive Discipline – book by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.
- Without Spanking or Spoiling – book by Elizabeth Crary
*Amazon links are affiliate.
We’d love to hear what you thought about our discussion. Do you have a similar discipline style to either Sarah or I? Has it changed from child to child or stage to stage? What books or resources do you recommend?
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