Discipline without Anger


Monday’s Parenting Thought
When you enforce natural consequences or logical consequences, you should be as matter-of-fact as you possibly can be.
This is easier to do when the consequence for breaking the rule:
  1. Has been figured out before the rule is broken
  2. Connects to the rule that is broken.
For example, your child can’t go to the movies because he spent all of his allowance on other things. His actions made it impossible to go to the movies.
The consequence is automatic and speaks for itself. No need for anger and frustration from the parent.
Inspired by the picture book, MORRIS THE ARTIST.
More about discipline at The Benefits of Art, Choices, and Discipline: Part III.