You could do this by having your child observe others sharing or yourself as a role model.
Every naptime is a battle
Pair naptime with a reward. You could suggest going to the park or playing after waking up or say “Taking a nap makes you stronger”, Donus says.
My kid bites or hits whenever she doesn’t get her way
Like positive discipline, you should ﬁnd out why your little one is behaving this way for this strategy to work: Is she doing this to gain attention? Does she think it’s fun or is she expressing anger?
If it is to gain attention, the adult being hit or bitten should show displeasure and ignore the child, Donus says. Follow up by saying “if you want to tell me something, then you need to use words”.
If she’s doing it for fun, say “if you want me to play with you, then you should do things that make me happy. Biting makes me upset”, Donus suggests.
For all three situations above, consider using a reward chart for young toddlers. Draw a chart and list three to ﬁve things you’d like your child do – for instance no biting, asking nicely, taking a nap, and so on, Donus suggests.
“If your child manages to do all of them, she gets a star for each completed task and earns a nice reward. That said, parents need to ensure that the reward is really enticing to the child,” he says.
This discipline approach focuses on helping kids understand and cope with their emotions in a healthy manner.
According to researchers John and Julie Gottman, emotion-coaching helps raise successful, resilient and welladjusted kids who eventually learn to regulate their own behaviour.