Effective Use of Consequences

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How can I make the ´punishment´ fit the ´crime´?

Effective Use of Consequences

When natural consequences don't seem to work for your child it's probably because the "consequence" is not important. For example, if you tell your adolescent, "I won't wash any of your clothes that aren't in the clothes hamper," will not work effectively for a child who doesn't care whether he wears clean or dirty clothes. Use whatever your child nags you about (staying up later, for example) to your advantage.



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