Discipline Phrases

These discipline phrases, or parenting one-liners, will help you be able to respond when your child disobeys without having to think about it. These phrases are most effective when you are consistent with your expectations when using them.

The Perfect Response for a Defiant Child

A perfect phrase for how to respond to your children when they cross a line and need to obey you immediately. Learn more on how to achieve obedience. As I… View Post

The Perfect Way to Respond to a Dramatic Child

How to respond when your child is dramatic and will not calm down. Be prepared with a response so you can remain calm and avoid yelling at your child. I… View Post

Discipline Phrase: “I didn’t ask if you wanted to…”

How to respond when your child tells you he doesn’t want to do what you have instructed him to do. Respond without anger or yelling.  I find it really helpful… View Post

8 Ways to Respond to, “Everyone is Doing It!”

8 Ways to Respond to, “Everyone is Doing It!” Helpful phrases to be prepared for how to respond.      The phrase, “Everyone is doing it!” is a time-honored phrase… View Post

You Don’t Have to Like It, But You Do Have to Eat It

I love my little phrases I use over and over again in my parenting journey. When I die and my children all sit around reminiscing about me, I am sure… View Post

7 Phrases That Help You Avoid Losing Your Temper as a Parent

7 Phrases That Help You Avoid Losing Your Temper as a Parent “I do it myself!”   “No Mama!”   “I don’t want to!”   “But why!”   Are any… View Post

Teach What is Right, Not Just What is Wrong

If you got to an intersection and you didn’t know the way, but turned North and I said, “Don’t go that way!” and reprimanded you for it, would you know… View Post