Session 3. Temperament Triggers, Clarifying Parent Values and Being Proactive
Positive child guidance relies on clearly knowing what behavior you want, what your children can do at this age and the uniqueness of you and your children's personalities. To be effective in guiding your children:
This week we are looking more closely at how temperament affects you and your child's behavior. There is also an opportunity to clarify your personal parenting and family values through developing a family "mission statement". Finally, being proactive as a parent will limit the number of negative behaviors you have to handle so, we will explore ways you can prevent misbehavior and increase positive behavior. Included in this area is a section on the Emotion Coaching approach as researched and taught by Dr. John Gottman, PhD.
Knowing this information will build a good foundation for your being an effective parent. You are probably already doing much of this so give yourself credit!
Homework for this week:
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
ACKNOWLEDGE AND CLARIFY FEELINGS
SETTING CLEAR EXPECTATIONS OR LIMITS
Modifying the Schedule or Creating Routines
Praise and Positive Reinforcement