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Encouraging Reminders

How many moments of parenting are there in a day?  Thousands!  Healthy parenting takes patience, especially with everything you are juggling.  To help you stay positive, try to keep these Encouraging Reminders close-by. On the fridge! Or the bathroom mirror!

Encouraging Reminders help you stay calm so your child can follow your lead. They help you have play, unconditional love and structure to your parenting. If you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with your child’s behavior, contact your child's doctor.

  • We encourage you to circle back with your healthcare providers, teachers and parent educators if you have any questions.  They are here to help!

  • I need to understand the temperament and personality of each of my children to best teach her what you want her to learn.

  • It’s always important to ask, “Do you need a hug?” Then, hug it out!

  • I can always start teaching a child a new behavior.

  • There's no such thing as a perfect parent. I will get right back on track with the teaching solutions in Behavior Checker.

  • I will get down on the floor or sit in a chair or the couch with my child, so we are able to connect eye-to-eye.

  • I will leave behavior problems to history and not keep bringing them up. I will pay attention to the behaviors I want repeated!

  • My kind tone of voice, facial expression and body language communicate that I respect and love my child, even if I don’t love her behavior. My child learns to treat others respectfully by being treated respectfully.

  • I will make what I say and do believable to my child and she will more readily accept my discipline. I will keep my tone of voice positive.

  • Patience is the key. My child learns to be respectful by being treated respectfully.

  • My child learns by practicing what I want him to learn. I will be a consistent teacher.

  • My love and acceptance for him is unconditional…it’s his behavior I want to change.

  • I will avoid power struggles by keeping my tone of voice positive.  My child and I are a team, working toward the same goal.

  • We all feel more secure and less anxious when we have structure and predictability in our lives.

The authors and Raised with Love and Limits Foundation disclaim responsibility for any harmful consequences, loss, injury or damage associated with the use and application of information or advice contained in these prescriptions and on this website. These protocols are clinical guidelines that must be used in conjunction with critical thinking and critical judgment.