When Ignoring is a Beneficial Parenting Tool {BFBN Discipline Week}

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Parenting is a never ending experiment. Even once we get things down pretty well with one child, another child comes along who is a different person and responds to life and circumstances, including discipline, differently.

Having a toolbox ready to fix anything that comes up is very helpful!

One useful tool I have in my parenting toolbox for discipline is the tool of ignoring. While it’s not my everyday all day go to item, it is one that can be extremely effective if used in the right situation. And it’s not as easy of a discipline method as it may sound. Ignoring a child while they are pitching a fit? Not easy. Ignoring a child who insists they don’t want to meet Mickey Mouse after you’ve stood in line for an hour? Not easy. My husband and I have both been working harder at ignoring when necessary and it really does work so we’re getting better at it šŸ˜‰ “

Emily is sharing six ways she uses ignoring as a discipline tool. Go read all about it at The Journey of Parenthood today. 

The ladies of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network are all blogging on discipline this week. Check them out on these days:


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book,Ā The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on theĀ AboutĀ page. Follow her onĀ Facebook,Ā Pinterest, andĀ InstagramĀ for more tips and helps.

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