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strategies? I'm still winging it almost 6 years in. HAHA. But, seriously, we try to keep our expectations and consequences consistent. For our more difficult child (our girl) when something important is coming up (a trip, outing, etc) we use a behavior chart and set expectations (but never 100%). The hardest part is making sure my husband and I are on the same page, even when we don't agree on how to handle something. (He is much more authoritarian than I am though he might say I'm too passive.)
C: Thank you for sharing this information. I'm sure the readers will appreciate it very much as I do. Your strategy to be proactive rather than reactive is exactly the best approach to take in discipline. You also hit it right on the nail about consistency. Having consistency between parents makes disciplining so much smoother!