1. Manage yourself – Take care of yourself so that you’re not taking your negative emotions out on your child.
Calm parents = happy kids.
2. Be your child’s advocate and don’t give up on him – Appreciate who your child is (not what you want him to be) and respond to his needs. We all need someone who’s 100% on our side.
3. Punishment doesn’t work, but all children need boundaries and consequences.