Children who hear "no" or "don't" all the time tend to tune out. Simply telling your child to stop doing something is not an effective way to stop or change a behavior. So instead of telling your child what not to do, Positive Discipline recommends connecting and redirecting your child by offering a positive behavior to replace the misbehavior.
Redirection is a classic and effective form of discipline, one that works especially well with younger children who might not necessarily understand or listen to reason and logic. For example, a toddler having a tantrum at the grocery store could be asked to help cross out the items on the grocery list, find some of the items and/or organize them in the cart.
It is important to always remember that children don't usually misbehave deliberately (there is a belief behind the behavior). They may be experimenting a particular feeling or going through a specific face or issue.
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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool - CONNECT & REDIRECT/ CONECTAR & REDIRECCIONAR
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