Baby Steps to Better Behavior
Don’t try to respond to every issue your child presents at once. Choose the issue that is driving you crazy or affecting your child’s life the most, and focus on it first.
Take one issue at a time-observe and reflect on it, devise a plan or response around that issue, make your plan consistent in all areas and with all people in your child’s life, and then stick with it . You will see results and possibly the positive results will spill into other areas of their life. Once you’ve mastered this baby step you can choose the next thing on your list of issues and start working on it. Many times once we conquer one of the major issues the minor issues might fall into line. Remember better parenting is a work in progress…
Take it in Baby Steps!