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Old 07-28-2012, 03:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: how to get out of a punitive mindset



I second the Five Steps as a starting point . A big thing for me in the beginning was that if DS didn't obey me, I'd panic: Now what do I do? The Five Steps gave me an answer.

I also second getting understanding of normal childhood development - especially at your DD's age, which is a particularly difficult one

Enjoy the journey!
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