Danger: Not Enough Rules and Too Many Privileges (10-23-15)

Today’s Parenting Reminder:

Not enough rules and too many privileges is a danger to children growing up as healthy, happy adults.

Think about the rules and consequences at your house. Do they fit with what rules most children your child’s age are able to follow?

Also consider your child’s maturity – especially if there is a lot of “correcting” going on and your child is in trouble a lot.

If you need to, dial things back a little. Try some expectations and rules that are usually for slightly younger children. Then, watch for signs that your child is making good decisions about his or her behavior and add some new privileges and rules to see what your child can handle.

Read more: Being the Center of the Universe

Next Parenting Reminder will be on October 26, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).

Check Daily Parenting Tips for hundreds of past helpful reminders.


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