? being respectful to the child and to yourself?
? being aware of what you are teaching your child?
? using I-messages or the needs of the situation rather than you-messages?
? focusing on managing yourself, not the child?
? giving appropriate attention and instruction to the child?
? promoting opportunities for the child to contribute?
? developing simple rules and consistent routines?
? allowing the child to learn from natural consequences?
? creating non-punitive logical consequences when necessary?
? being consistent?
? taking action rather than talking?
? being an observer of yourself and your child?
? having fun as a parent?