Tips for disciplining triplets

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for parents of triplets on how to effectively discipline and impose a consequence tailored to what each child values
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Tips for disciplining triplets

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Some tips for disciplining triplets is, first of all, stay calm. It's very difficult when I turn around and all of my kids are covered in sharpie marker because one of my kids grabbed it and they are laughing at me. Number two, impose a consequence that they will value. For example, my daughter doesn't care about video games, but if I take the Wii away from one of my little boys, it's like his whole world fell apart. Third thing is, at the end of the day, make sure you have given them just as much positive feedback as negative feedback. Sum it up at the end of the day. You can say, "I really like the way you shared with your brother and gave him some of your gummy bears." Number four, lead by example. If you don't want your kids to say bad words, then you can't say them. We have a dime jar. We used to have a quarter jar for my 19 year old, but you know the recession. It's a dime jar now. Three of them, one for each child. If they say a swear word, I take a dime out. If I say a swear word, I have to put a dime in. You have to be accountable.

Julie Gillespie, Author & Triplet Mom, shares advice for parents of triplets on how to effectively discipline and impose a consequence tailored to what each child values

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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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