Positive Parenting with Kid Pointz
Positive Parenting is something you don’t really hear about a ton. Essentially though, I feel as though it is something that all parents should be doing. Especially in the younger years of your children’s lives. We need to be strict and set boundaries, but we must always remember we are here to guide our children… we do not own them.
With that being said, last month I had the opportunity to check out the new Kid Pointz website for the first time. The site itself is a great resource for the most positive form of parenting, from the actual details of positive parenting and how to successfully execute it in your home, to tips with potty training, peer pressure, and much more.
There really is something for all parents, because the topics and help span from toddlerhood all the way to the teen years. Certainly a staple I am going to be using for the next decade because I am no professional when it comes to this parenting stuff!
In addition to all the great resources for parenting, there is also the hundreds of printable materials you can use to help promote positive behavior in your house. Printable charts are available for almost everything on Kid Pointz, which is probably my favorite feature of the site. Looking to establish a solid morning routine for the new school year coming up? There are a plethora of charts to help make that process easier. Need a potty training chart? They got that too! Looking to establish a way to ensure homework is getting done? There is a chart for that!
Maybe you have some behavioral issues in the house and are looking for anything that can help you out? There are charts for behavior as well. Those are something we have also started using on our house, mostly this summer since the older children are up each others butts and are driving each other absolutely insane. (As well as me! Is it September yet?)
Whatever your need may be there is some kind of amazingly informative guide to help you out.
Now to share my personal story of Kid Pointz and how it is helping me implement positive parenting into my day-to-day life as a mother.
I started to find as my boys got older, the listened to me less and less. I am not sure if this is something a lot of parents go through, or if it is just me. I guess it may be my lack of follow through on punishments. I always feel bad punishing them, and I found that I would cave. I also think a lot of moms find the same problem. I just don’t want to be the bad guy. Enter my husband – who turned into being the bad guy, and guess what… they listen to him? If he only didn’t work six day’s a week it may make my life slightly easier.
So, I was at a crossroads. What to do?
It was almost like my prayers were answered when I got a promo e-mail in my inbox about this website. That is when I discovered positive parenting. I had heard the term before, but I never really knew exactly what it was. There are so many different types of approaches to parenting, that of course, one I could have seriously used had slipped through my fingers.
The more I read about simply ignoring the negative behavior and praising the positive, the more I knew I would have to give this a try in my house. Of course I wasn’t going to let my oldest son beat on his little brother, or let them light each other on fire… but I wasn’t going to give as much attention to the negative. Just to see what would happen.
Over the period of two weeks I could see noticeable differences in their behavior. Actions that would warrant a time out in their room, or a spank were slowly vanishing before my eyes. Making my job much easier.
It is still a work in progress, but with the great resources I have found through Kid Pointz, it has become easier to manage.
I give Kid Pointz two big thumbs up, and plan to use the website for the long haul of parenting.
This post is an application for the Kid Pointz blogger search. All ideas and opinions are 100% mine and there is no sponsored content in my post.
I was compensated for this post.