Some parents think that being firm is a synonym of being mean and that being kind is a synonym of being permissive. This thought has no foundation. Setting firm and appropriate boundaries is actually an act of kindness. Kindness is important to show respect for your child. Firmness is important to show respect for yourself. You can set firm boundaries in a respectful, loving and kind way. This is a win-win situation!
Being kind and firm is one of the most (if not the most) important tools of Positive Discipline. Some parents are too kind, and not firm. Others are too firm, and not kind. Many parents move between the two being too kind until they can’t stand their children (who develop an entitlement attitude) and then being too firm until they can’t stand themselves (feeling like tyrants). This rollercoaster parenting can be ineffective and confusing to the child.
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