"Developing character starts with getting your kids to talk."
Parenting Tips by Jean Tracy, MSS, for grades K-6:
Are you confused about child discipline? Today's Parenting Skill fits perfectly with my Parenting Skills Kit because it deals with discipline and logical consequences.
A logical consequence fits the misbehavior. Personally, I love them because they make sense to your child.
A Child Discipline Example:
Let's say your Andy is angry. He slams his toy truck on your driveway and breaks it. Don't get excited. Don't get upset. Tell Andy to fix or pay for it.
Having Andy fix or pay for the broken toy is a logical consequence. After Andy calms down, he'll realize that fixing his truck or paying for a new one, makes sense. If he doesn't want to do either one, please don't feel sorry for him. Don't buy him a new one either. Let him feel the consequence of his anger and do without his truck. This is a great way to help Andy become responsible and build character too.
Child Discipline Conclusion:
In the heat of the moment it can be difficult to think up a reasonable discipline. So why not consider your child's most common misbehaviors? Then think of a consequence that fits those misbehaviors. Make sure it's not too harsh or too easy. When one of the misbehaviors occurs, use that consequence
Do you have an example using a logical consequence with your child? Email me at http://www.kidsdiscuss.com/contact.asp If I use your example, I'll send you a surprise.
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