Discipline

Dynesha - posted on 05/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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how do you know if the "punishment" fits the "crime"? Having a hard time deciding how to pick a consequence for something when my little guy has done something wrong...

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Ledia - posted on 05/19/2015

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Make sure the consequence is directly related to the undesired behavior. The consequence should not just teach the child that the behavior is undesirable, it should also teach the child WHY the behavior is undesirable.

For example.
Undesired behavior: Throwing toys / Not picking up toys
Lesson you want to teach: Toys and homes should be treated with respect so that they do not break, and so that we can walk without tripping and getting hurt.
Consequence: Toys that are thrown, or that are not put away in a timely manner will be donated to a charity where they will be passed on to someone who can treat them respectfully.
Logic / How it teaches: The child learns that he must treat the toys respectfully or he will no longer have any toys. Same lesson applies to life--if we miss use our things, they break.

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