Join me as we discuss:
What exactly is positive parenting and how it's not about only telling them good job.
How positive parenting isn't fluffy, powder their booties either.
A brief history in understanding how we got to where we are
What positive parenting looks like and how it has produced for us kiddos that get more compliments on "how well behaved they are."
The Casa de Gibson practices something called positive parenting or attachment parenting with tremendous success. When I take my kids anywhere I get assaulted with comments on how "good your kids act" and how "well behaved they are." Now I don't say that to toot my own horn nor do I think my kids are some types of prodigy. We simply do one thing: we practice positive parenting.
Positive Parenting doesn't mean that we tell our kids that they are perfect...just for trying. We challenge our kids.
We set boundaries with them. We allow them logical and oft-times painful consequences for what they do (when we say "that's gonna hurt" our kids reeeealy listen now).
But ALL of this is tempered with one thing: we treat our kids the way we would want to be treated. When you mix these things together, you get a potent combination.