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Discipline Differences: Household Rules

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on April 24th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Before I arrived on the scene (I’m the youngest of five), my parents had an ironclad rule: Saturday mornings were chore time. My brothers were all given assignments. When they finished a chore, they called for inspection and, when they passed, got a new job to complete. Sound fair?

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Discipline Differences: Who is Out of Energy?

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on April 17th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Energy: Parenting requires tons of it. Sometimes, our children seem to have more than we do. Being out of energy means being out of patience, whether we are 4 or 40 years old.

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Discipline Differences: Effective Time Outs

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on April 10th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

When it comes to discipline, treating each child the same simply isn’t fair! Think for example about the difference in how time outs affect children who are more extraverted (are energized by interacting and engaging in activities) and more introverted (are energized by solitude and reflection). Send an Introvert to his or her room and the silent reaction might be Yes! I get to avoid everyone and all that noise! In contrast, ten minutes alone for an Extravert can seem torturous!

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Discipline Differences: Drawing the Line Without Battles

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on April 4th, 2012 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Eye-rolling. Arms crossing in a huff. Foot tapping. Impatient words such as, “You never listen to me/you don’t understand me!” If you have a teenager, chances are you’ve experienced one of these reactions as you tried to correct a behavior or reinforce a rule. Not fun. Not productive.

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