Discipline without anger: Secrets for adulting…

As a martial arts instructor, I often receive praise on the way I work with kids.  “I don’t know how you do it…”, “you have so much patience!” and so on.  The truth is, I’m not an extraordinarily patient person.  To the contrary, as someone who strives to be a ‘high achiever’, patience is a virtue that does not come naturally to me.  However, experience has taught me that if I employ a basic system of structure and discipline with my younger students, that takes most of the stress away from maintaining order when a child is having a difficult day.  Here are a few of the key principles to keep in mind, that can be employed by parents, babysitters… anyone who deals with children on a regular basis. Continue reading “Discipline without anger: Secrets for adulting…”