Discipline = Consequences – Anger

It’s a simple equation:  Discipline = Consequences – Anger.   But it’s nowhere near as simple to execute in real life.

When children push our buttons and our boundaries, anger and frustration can be very difficult for a parent to suppress. Some words of truth to remind oneself of at such times, which can help in the heat of the moment are, “My anger might overshadow what I want to teach my child.”

Rehearse it often; speaking it out loud if you have to. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the reason why we’re trying so hard to keep calm. In this case, it’s about letting the lesson reach our child’s heart without provoking their fear, shame, resentment or anger along the way.

Source: Hot Tip from The Parenting Place