Disciplining your child without spanking or hurting them

 

Your toddler/preschooler is now experimenting and exploring their world. This may be the time when you realize some positive discipline is needed to keep your child safe.

Positive discipline is when you guide and teach your child in a way that protects and socializes them to have self-control, be independent, and respect themselves and others.

Positive discipline = Discipline without spanking

Learn more positive ways to teach your child by watching Best Start’s Children See Children Learn video series about positive parenting.

Remember

There may be times when you may feel overwhelmed and nothing seems to work.  Your child is not out to get you and there may be times when you may feel overwhelmed and nothing seems to work:

  1. Make sure your child is safe
  2. Remain calm
  3. Step away from the situation for a short time
  4. Try deep breathing
  5. If you feel you may lose control call a friend, family member or the distress line 416-408-HELP (4357)