Are you a bit befuddled when it comes to disciplining your kids? Do you have a toddler who throws balls at people’s heads no matter how many times you say “No”? A teenager who has attitude? A tween who knows everything and reminds you constantly?
Help is on the way. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will host a web chat from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 called “Discipline Do’s and Don’ts” with a team of specialists to give advice on how to address challenging behavior. Sponsored by Metro Parent magazine, it’s part of series of “Chat with Mott” web chats this year.
The one-hour chat will focus on common barriers to good behavior and how to set rules and determine consequences. It’s free but registration is required.
I know I could use a few tips. At what age do you start giving your kids timeouts? Where do you give a timeout? And an even bigger question for me: how do you discipline a child with special needs who cognitively may not understand fully right from wrong?