1. What is positive parenting?
Positive parenting is when you encourage good behavior in your children by setting a clear set of rules, rewarding good behavior, good communication, and pushing healthy self-esteem within your child. This teaches them what’s right from wrong without being too harsh since they don’t know any better.
2. What is discipline? How does it differ from punishment?
Discipline is when you are teaching your child based upon their mistakes. Punishment is when you make a child pay after they have done something against the rules.
3. What is active listening? Why is it used by parents?
Active listening is when the child is from constantly given feedback about what they do. Parents use active listening in order to teach their child based on what they do so that their child can learn for the next time.
4. What is guidance? Provide an example of a parent providing guidance to a child?
Guidance is when you teach your child to act a certain way. An example of guidance is telling your child to use their “inside voices”.
5. Where can families and parents find support and resources?
You can find support at Hospitals, Churches, Schools, and local Community Centers. Also federal programs such as head start and Medicaid are forms of support.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Why are consequences an important part of positive parenting?
Consequences are important because they show the child their mistakes and how not to do them again. Without consequences the child will continue doing the same mistakes over and over again.
2. Why is it important that parents establish a positive relationship and positive communication with babies and young children?
This makes sure that the child grows up to respect and trust their parent. It also lets the child know that they are loved, wanted, and that their opinon and output really matters.
3. Imagine that you are a parent and your toddler begins speaking in "baby talk" frequently. Using what you've