Friday, November 4, 2011

How Physical Affection Helps with Discipline

This article is from Minnesota Parent. The link has been included so you can read the full story!
How Physical Affection Helps with Discipline
By Kelly Bartlett

A group of 15 parents were gathering for their weekly parenting class, when one mother shared a moment from the previous week. “My daughter had a fit the other day when I told her it was time to get in the car.”

Every head in the room nodded in recognition and understanding. Another dad said, “My son threw LEGOs at the TV because I told him to turn it off.”

These types of exchanges are shared by the most well-meaning parents; and despite even the most positive parenting efforts, kids can get mad. Their immature brains do not have the capability to remain calm while working through challenging feelings. They “flip their lids” easily; . . . read more at

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