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What is your style of discipline?

We have come to a point where we need to figure out what kind of discipline we want to embrace with our son. We want him to be assertive, independent and free-spirited but sometimes it takes a toll. Like the time when we were in the airport security line and he insisted to push the stroller. He cried for 2 hours before falling asleep out of pure exhaustion. There was nothing we could do to stop the anger/frustration he was experiencing.

I read John Gottman’s book about raising emotionally intelligent child and I was applying some of the techniques with him but that did not help. Until now we were more of the distract and redirect type parents but that approach, I feel, is not working.¬†We are against time-outs and also we don’t want to say too much “no”.

So what is your discipline style?

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Here we go again

For a while I have been contemplating starting a blog to talk about our parenting. I started and then paused. And then started again and then paused and I had trouble figuring out my voice and if I wanted to speak anything at all in a public forum. I guess it does not hurt just trying one more time!