From Rebecca Desfosse at Care.com:
It’s the ultimate parenting test: Your child throws a first-class meltdown in the middle of the supermarket. Do you threaten, coerce and dole out punishments? Or, do you respond with empathy, love and kindness? If you abide more by the latter, you just might be a positive parent. According to Monique Prince, clinical social worker, parenting coach and founder of Tame Your Wild Child, “Positive parenting is all about parenting in a kind, loving and respectful way.” Here are some common techniques of positive parents — and how to tell if you are one.