Disciplining a toddler can be tricky. They scream for what they want, you tell them no, and they continue screaming because, “Why in the world would you not give me what I want, mom?!”
After hours of tears and whining, or maybe even minutes, you give in for the sake of peace and quiet. Besides, they don’t really understand what’s best for them at this age, anyway!
Before you know it, your toddler will turn into a teenager who knows exactly how to work the system. So, how do you avoid this? How do you a discipline a young child who doesn’t fully understand why you’re disciplining them in the first place?
Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of Parents Rising, 31 Days to becoming a Happy Wife, and Growing Up Social, recently shared her discipline techniques with TheCourage as part of an exclusive audio interview inside Kirk Cameron’s The Campfire. She began by saying that moms and dads often over-complicate this common parenting problem. Pellicane goes on to say that, “Our toddlers understand a lot more than we give them credit for. They can understand boundaries.”
Think about it… If a two-year-old can figure out how to find their favorite game on an iPad, they might be smarter than we think!
What tactic does Pellicane suggest for disciplining your young child? She says it all comes down to being counter-productive. So, what does that mean? Listen to an audio clip below:
Pellicane went on to share more wisdom for parents, as well as invaluable advice for becoming a happier wife in your marriage. I was taking notes! To hear the full audio interview, subscribe to the Campfire — the exclusive home for Kirk Cameron insiders — here.