How exactly does one plan a meal using Positive Discipline guidelines? Well you won’t be able to use all 17 of the Positive Discipline guidelines, but the plan below will help you incorporate several.
Download a Free Copy of the Positive Discipline Guidelines
Before you start planning your meal, you may want to download and print a free copy of the guidelines. You’ll better understand how the plan follows some of the guidelines after you’ve read over and familiarized yourself with them.
The article is part 1. Make sure to read through the execution stage, part 2 of the article, where more Positive Discipline guidelines are used and parents use more Positive Discipline tools.
Guideline #6: Give Children Meaningful Jobs
Start your plan with the idea that the whole family will contribute to the Valentine’s Day meal. Instead of one person (usually mom or dad) running around and getting a “love feast” together, all family members will divide and conquer so that everyone has a chance to contribute.
Children who aren’t pampered, but rather are given meaningful jobs feel more significant in their homes and among their family members. Children who feel a part of their “home groups” or in other words, their families have fewer reasons to get attention through negative attention getting strategies.
Guideline #6: Have a Family Meeting
Now that you’re on board with the idea of the whole family pitching in for a fun Valentine’s Day meal, get your family together for a family meeting to decide as a group what jobs need to be done and who’s going to do what. Start your planning meeting with compliments as described in the Positive Discipline books and parenting workshops.
Guideline #7: Decide What Jobs Need to Be Done
As a group, plan what foods and decorations are important to your family. It’s best to keep the plan within a very small budget. No-cost and low-cost Valentine’s Day ideas can be found on the internet.
Have everyone sign up for a job. It’s extremely helpful to plan a short time line of events so that all family members know the deadlines for starting to cook, put out decorations, set the table, etc. Make sure you include clean up jobs for everyone. The meal won’t be fun if one person is left with the entire meal clean up.
Implementing Your Plan
Now, your family has planned. Get ready for the execution stage on Valentine’s Day. Read on for more ideas on using the free Positive Discipline Guidelines to by clicking on this article title, Execute a Positive Discipline family meal for Valentine’s Day.