What's the difference?

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This may be a dumb question. I just read this in Smither's Bring it to the Board thread..."Which situations call for natural consequenes and which situations are better resolved using logical consequences? " What is the difference between a natural consequence and a logical consequence?

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Jenni - posted on 07/15/2011

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A natural consequence is something that occurs without parent intervention.
ex: A child is jumping on the couch after you told them to stop and they fall off and get hurt. Getting hurt from not sitting properly on the couch is a natural consequence.

A logical consequence would be a consequence the parent implements.
ex: If the child uses inappropriate language, the parent has them write an essay on why they shouldn't use that language. The logical consequence is the parent having them write the essay.

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