This Week In Discipline–MAPIT

M-  Movement.  Approach your under the age of 7 child with an idea about movement.  Use movement with your words to get done what needs to be done.

A- Attachment.  You can be home all day with your child, yet never really connect.  Connect with your child.

P- Positive Attitude and Patience.  Children are little, you are going to have to go over and over and over this.

I- Imitation.  Children imitate your every gesture, and what you do in your work in nurturing your family.

T- Take your time.  Calm down, breathe, give a minute to answer.

Many blessings,


9 thoughts on “This Week In Discipline–MAPIT

  1. how do i need patience and so on right now! thanks for reminding me… can i help my son who is trying like us to adjust to our new addition? the tantrums are exhausting and especially since baby 2 seems to want to spend all her life on me right now though i suspect it was the same wit hthe other but kinda forgot!

  2. Thank you for this, Carrie. So simple and so right on.

    This is a particularly helpful reminder for me today:

    You can be home all day with your child, yet never really connect. Connect with your child.

  3. Thank you so much Carrie.

    This week I’ve been on some pretty strong medication for exacerbated asthma related illnesses, which when combined-including the steroids, have the potential to make me angry and eat a lot. Not to mention, I’ve not taken any medication except for maybe Tylenol a handful of times over the past 6 years, as I’m never sick.

    I’ve been very anxious about this, considering I’m home with my children all day long and I’m a nursing mom.

    This post was just what I needed for my 2nd day on the meds. I’ve applied all of the MAPIT techniques today, and my children and I are happier because of it-except for one major meltdown by me, which we all recovered from, and I’m not going to guilt myself up over. I’m going to reread this again and again all week till this is over. I feel if I can keep it in the forefront of my mind this week, I’ll be able to continue it afterwards.

    Thanks as always,


  4. Just wanted to say thank you again for putting your time into this blog, it is so helpful and I know that with little ones time is at a premium. Jess

  5. Recently found your blog and have found many helpful things. Thank you! I too would love more details on implementing movement in discipline. Some examples would really help. 🙂

    • Mama2ac,
      Did you find back posts? There are many regarding movement – try the post about Speaking Pictorially With Small Children, I know that mentions movement in examples…
      Many blessings,

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