Friday, April 15, 2011

I think this should also be true of parenting

From A.Word.A.Day:

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
-Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)

As parents Janine and I try to focus on having appropriate consequences.  When a child spills milk on the floor, we take a deep breath and then help them clean up the mess. 

Parenting should not be about punishment, but helping children to anticipate natural consequences and learning to make good choices.

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