4. Use Natural or Artificial Consequences

Natural consequences are results that naturally occur following a behavior. If Jane doesn’t want to wear her earmuffs, then naturally her ears will get cold.

Artificial consequences are results that are put into place by the parent to show what’ll happen when the child breaks the rules. If Jane doesn’t clean her room, then by order of Mommy, she can’t watch television for a week. Natural and Artificial consequences are very effective with many children, however, it’s important to never use these techniques when your child’s safety is at risk, such as a child running into the street or playing with broken glass.

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