Friday, December 6, 2013


In class today we talked about parenting and how we can be better parents.  One thing we talked about was natural consequences (NC), and that their are only a few instances where a parent should not let the natural consequences be the punishment.  They are 1) when the NC are too dangerous, such as death or severe injury; 2) When the NC will happen too far into the future, such as not brushing you teeth; and 3) when the NC affects other people, such as shoplifting.  In all other instances, parents should let the NC play out.  Many parents feel like when they punish their child, that is the NC, but it is not in most cases.  As a parent we need to remember that children will learn better from NC, than from the punishment that they give their children, which just deprives them of your love for them.  Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.  :D

1 comment:

  1. I believe that idea that children should learn from natural consequences is one of the most difficult lessons most parents have to learn as they so often feel the need to teach before consequences are realized. Why do you think this is such a common trend? How can we encourage effective parenting skills in our own lives if we do not yet have children? I believe that parenting should be less punishment driven and more focused on teaching and protecting children. What do you believe is this most important aspect of parenting?