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Natural Conse-quences

I have a strong rapport with my students, and I keep firm and reasonable boundaries.  Misbehavior is rare.  I have no intention of publicly humiliating students with behavior-charts.  179 more words

Early Years

Can You Give This Gift To Your Kids?

When we do things for our children that they can do for themselves, we rob them of an opportunity to build self-esteem.  Conversely, as we ask kids to help around the house and make reasonable contributions to the family, they gain confidence; those confidence-building experiences then help to prepare them for success in adulthood. 327 more words


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


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