Melanie - posted on 03/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
We are trying this new tactic of not reminding our 8 year old daughter constatntly to do things that she supposedly "forgets" to do in order to help her develop some responsibility and time management.
So, if she doesnt come in time for dinner, it's cold.
If she doesnt get ready for school, she misses her bus.
If she doesnt get ready for bed, she loses reading time.
If she takes forever to eat dinner, she's at the table alone and misses out on playing in the evening before bedtime.
But I need some ideas for other things.
What is a natural consequence for chewing with her mouth open? Leaving her coat on the floor? Not brushing her teeth?
Not everything is so clear cut, and I need some ideas!