Tracy & Erik’s Adoption Profile – Questions You May Have For Us #2 – Parenting Style
How would we describe our parenting style in terms of discipline?
Both Erik and I would describe ourselves as patient and loving, but firm. We believe in learning from mistakes and always trying to set a good example ourselves as parents. When there is misbehavior from Colby, we try to use the instance as a teachable moment by pointing out where Colby may have made a mistake and how he can do better the next time. When Colby was little, we used a time out system. Now that he is nine, we allow him to earn rewards where appropriate, and we remove privileges when it is needed as well. Through any discipline, we always try to convey the message to Colby that while mistakes happen and we must learn from them that we will always love him no matter what. We are certainly not perfect and have made mistakes along the way with Colby. We will probably make mistakes with our next son or daughter as well. With that being said, we will always hold on to the patience and love that we try to let guide all of our decisions involving Colby and our son or daughter to be.