Logical Consequences–Connect the Dots
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It's important to help children connect their choices with the consequences that follow. If a child spills their milk they should clean it up. If they agree to finish their chores before supper but don't they shouldn't get to eat until they finish. If they intentionally stay out past their curfew they should be docked double the time. It's really not difficult and there's no screaming required (or recommended). Just a firm, loving follow-through that connects the dots. They'll learn.
Parenting is challenging at times. So, here’s a discipline tip for parents and stepparents: Connect the dots.