Today’s Parenting Reminder:
Excusing or ignoring bad behavior is the same thing as loving your kids with dangerous strings attached.
Are your rules and consequences a good fit for your child?
Consider what rules most children that are your kids ages are able to follow.
Also consider your kids maturity – especially if there is a lot of “correcting” going on and they are 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 kids are making good decisions about their behavior and add some new privileges and rules to see what they11 can handle.
Read more about love with strings attached:
Love Your Kids No Matter What, Part 1
Love Your Kids No Matter What, Part 2
Next Parenting Reminder will be on November 9, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).
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