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July 8th, 2011, 05:28 AM
karbear33 karbear33 is offline
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Say what you mean and mean what you say...

If you tell your child that there will be a specific consequence for behaving or not behaving a certain way, you MUST follow through with it. Do not say, "If you want to go to the ice cream truck tonight, you have to finish your vegetables" if you don't truly intend to make them finish their broccoli before getting an ice cream. Do not say "If you throw that ball one more time, you are going to your room" 15 times before finally making them go to their room. Kids need to know that they can trust what you say. Being consistent in your discipline is yet another way to build that trust. If you only follow through half of the time, they develop the need to "test" you to see if this is one of the times you really mean it.

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