Discipline and Positive Parenting
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Every action naturally has an outcome. Sometimes letting your kids experience natural consequences is the best learning tool.
For example, if your child won’t eat when they are asked, as a consequence they may feel hungry until the next meal time.
These are things that you, the parent, will need to do and are related to the behaviour you want to change.
For example, if your child ignores your request to stop running and then knocks something over you may ask them to clean it up as a consequence.
These give kids an opportunity to think about what they’ve done. They can include ‘time out’ or ‘loss of privilege’ suitable for their age and in proportion to their behaviour.
For example, if your 8 year old child hits your 6 year old child, you may put them in time out as a consequence.
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