consequences Archive

Giving a Child the Space to Heal

Often when a family has hit rock bottom with a child, the last thing parents have space for is to try something new. Even harder is to try something that is so counterintuitive. To

The consequence that works

I think one of the most difficult things about changing to a connected parenting paradigm is giving up the idea of imposing punitive consequences to control or mitigate difficult behavior. It’s how most of

Weekend Reading | May 22

Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

Ask PWC | What if my kids don’t do their chores?

¬†Since you were talking about consequences last week, what do I do if my kid does not do his chore? Let’s think through the first few principles in the last post. 1. Requiring chores

Things to think about before laying down the law

With kids who are so insecure in their relationships and so unsure if they are worthy of love, correcting behaviors can get really tricky. Here are some things to remember: Relationship and connection are your

Ask PWC | Consequences

I’m new to trust-based parenting. What are the consequences for lying, stealing, hitting, or <insert your child’s behavior-of-the-day>? It’s important to remember that #1–our children use behavior to communicate and #2– their brains have