When your kid faces a natural consequence, he/she is facing the outcome of a decision he has made, whether or not the outcome of that decision is understood, as opposed to punishment, which is an imposed consequence for a decision that was made in spite of any understanding or warning the child may have been given. Which do you use?
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The challenges and struggles are in the methods and approaches some families use to teach kids how to discriminate between right and wrong and how to learn accountability. So many parents resort to punishment when they feel nothing they have tried has worked.
All families have 2 common goals, with regard to DISCIPLINE, they want their kids to:
Learn the difference between right and wrong
Learn accountability & take responsibility for their actions
Punishment vs. negative consequence: What is the difference between natural consequences and punishment?