RIE Parentings Coloured Lights And What They Mean.
RIE parenting presents a 3 ‘coloured light theory’ that makes an awful lot of sense if you think about it. The lights and what they mean revolve around discipline and it’s part in the relationship you have with your baby or child.
The RED light is when your baby does something that you react to instinctively- without thinking. No guilt thoughts you just do it. For example if your baby is crawling towards an open fire or a sharp object like a knife.
The YELLOW or AMBER light is applicable if a situation is negotiable . For example if your child is demanding your time but you have something else to do. ~You may have to do something so if you convey that feeling to your baby or toddler they will understand your needs and learn to respect them. RIE parenting teaches that is your show respect for your children they they will show repect to you.
The GREEN light is often the more simple concept to grasp. This is when YOU want what YOUR CHILD wants. For example you offer a series of choices to your baby in the knowledge that you are happy to partake in any of them.
In RIE parenting you need as many green lights as you can get to offset and be able to accept the red and yellow/amber ones.
We have put together a FREE video ‘An Introduction To RIe Parenting’ and it explains an awful lot about RIE in simple easy to understand stages. You can view it by clicking on the FREE Video link on the right hand side of this webpage.