Do Kids Need Immediate Consequences to Learn Proper Behavior?

Many parents believe that consequences for misbehaviors need to be delivered immediately, or they will not stick. When a child acts out or flunks a big test, parents might yell, “go to your room,” or issue some other punishment in the moment without consideration for the long-term effects. Often, our knee-jerk reactions to a child’s […]

Delivering Consequences

Setting consequences for our child’s behaviors can help them learn to obtain their needs healthily. Kids might exhibit challenging behaviors, like addiction, defiance, promiscuity, or running away to meet an unmet need. As parents, we can guide our kids to find healthy ways of getting what they need. To set consequences for our kids to […]