How a little humor goes a long way when it comes to guiding our kids.
Marry Poppins said it best, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. When it comes to disciplining our children, a little humour and fun can go a long was in capturing and keeping their attention. And once a child is engaged, they are more apt to learn the lesions we want to teach them explains Dr. Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting.”I believe kids have fun buttons in their brain and when you push those fun buttons, those kids learn more, observe more and absorb more of the kinds of things you’re trying to teach them and the experiences you’re trying to provide for them. The example I always give is, if you want to teach a child to cross the street safely, to look both ways and stay on the crosswalk, then cross the street to get to the ice cream store because they are so anxious to experience the fun of the ice cream store that they are paying attention so that they don’t miss a moment of the upcoming fun.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Harley Rotbart, author of No Regrets Parenting.
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