I posted before about how what I typically do to remain calm when disciplining my children.
In addition to those things I do, I have to take into account who I am dealing with. My children have different personalities. One is quieter in their response while the other is more matter-of-fact in how they respond to you. One likes to play all the time while the other likes to laugh. There are a lot more things that I could highlight to show that they are very different too.
Since they are so different I can’t expect that they will respond the same way to things, or the same kind of discipline will work with both of them.
When I am dealing with my son there are certain things that will work with him. Likewise there are certain things that will only work with my daughter. Since my son is older and things worked with him I decided to try them with my daughter. I mean, why reinvent the wheel? When they often didn’t work, I became frustrated, frazzled etc. (You know how you get when a child is pushing all of your buttons and you just can’t find anything to work to curb the behavior….)
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