How to Effectively Discipline Your Child with Gina Meadows
Gina Meadows is a mama of 2, school psychologist and certified Positive Discipline Instructor with over a decade of experience with working with kids and families.
When she entered motherhood, she couldn’t believe the amount of joy and unconditional love that came with the role, but there were also times where she felt totally unprepared and overwhelmed when it came to challenging behaviors.
When her oldest became a toddler, she was introduced to Positive Discipline and Positive Parenting. The tools and tactics she implements complete transformed her family, so she decided to help other families increase the peace in their homes and strengthen the relationships with their children.
The Unspoken Topic
- Let kids have their emotions, emotions are there to serve us. We need to be able to feel them, same with kids. We don’t need to always make them happy, better yet- try to create space for them to express themselves in a healthy manner.
What We Cover
- Why kids have tantrums and how to handle them.
- The secret to connecting with your kids, even when they have really bad tempers.
- Tips on how to handle yourself when you’re feeling over-emotional.
- How to get your partner on board with positive discipline.
Take a Listen >>
- Take a close look and understand the behavior of your child to see why it is happening in the first place.
- We all seek validation and connection, so we act in ways to get that.
- Grounding and yelling doesn’t work in the long run because the child will figure out how to not get in trouble for that same behavior.
- Give your child positive power by letting them choose between two choices you agree with.
- Let your kids know when you are upset and that you need to walk away. That creates space for you to gather your composure, and it’s great modeling for your little ones.
How to Navigate Through Behaviors
- Come from a place of curiosity and ask them questions rather than constantly telling them what to do.
- If you need to leave the house in 5 minutes, rather than telling your kids, ask them “We are heading out the door in 5 minutes. What do you need to do in order to be able to leave?”
How to Get Your Partner On Board with Positive Discipline
- Model the behavior you want them to emulate.
- When you try something new with your child, tell your partner the result immediately. Giving them a full rundown of how something works doesn’t often stick. Real-time is the best time.
Hardest Decision To Make as a Mom
- Getting to the point at her job of needing to impulsively quit. She overcame that decision realizing how her negative work environment was affecting her newborn daughter and realizing what was important.
A-ha Moment About Parenting
- In dealing with judgment from other parents, don’t waver your parenting style because of what they may think. You know your kids best! Trust your inuition.
Most Excited About
- Positive Discipline Parenting Course launching in May, 2019!
10 Tools to Increase Your Child’s Cooperation
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Mama Has a Minute
- Favorite form of self-care: Sleep.
- Best parenting advice ever received: Everything is a phase. The difficult ones will pass and remember to cherish the good ones.
- Share your favorite parenting hack: Connect with your child every single day to build a relationship and to avoid major problems.
- Recommend one baby/ kid product you cannot live without: Baby carriers.
- Share your favorite book and why: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids because it’s all about finding the inner peace as a parent to be able to raise happy kids.
- Mama to Mama words of wisdom: Remember that the most important thing about parenting is the connection with your child.