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The Consequence of No Consequences

Ensuring that your child faces Natural Consequences for their actions are, what I believe, essentially inoculating them to the truly terrible forms of Dumpster Fire Gremlin Disease. 2,082 more words

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The Power of Natural Consequences

When I was about 17 years old, I wasn’t afraid of anything.  I was invincible.  Nothing scared me, except for the police.  I was deathly afraid of getting pulled over while driving, despite being a very safe teen driver.   1,054 more words


Natural Consequences

I think we, as parents, are always searching for the magic key to make our children good people. The problem with that is that there is no magic key. 640 more words


Choice-focused discipline

When Josiah was a toddler and preschooler, discipline was easy. For the most part he listened to what we had to say and when he didn’t the consequences worked. 849 more words


Homework: to assign or not?

You know when I was in school I always looked at homework as just part of the way school was. It wasn’t until my senior year that I encountered someone who simply didn’t do it. 698 more words



Recently it was one of those beautiful late days of summer where it is still warm and sunny enough to swim and I took the girls to the pool to play date with their best buds.   245 more words