On consequences and rewards…

Some interesting reading for today…

The Consequences of “Consequences”
by Teresa Pitman

It’s the first day of the summer camp where my daughter Lisa works as a counselor, and she listens while the head counselor sits all the kids down, lists the “forbidden” behaviours, and outlines the consequences that will follow when rules are broken… Despite the popularity of consequences, I’ve never been comfortable with this approach. It clashes with my beliefs about children’s natural desire to do the right thing — in Jean Liedloff’s words: “children, far from being contrary, are by nature profoundly social.”

The Perils Of Reward Charts
www.naturalparentingtips.com

Reward charts – the amazingly simple solution  to all of your children’s behaviour problems, or are they…?

What do you think? Do you find consequences or rewards helpful in your parenting journey?

Have you seen
our sponsor
Ardo USA's
Calypso breastpump
?

KellyMom is sponsored this month by Ardo USA, manufacturer of the Calypso, the quietest breastpump on the market, who has graciously helped pay our costs this month. Use code KELLYMOM for 25% off your purchase this month or find a supplier to use your insurance plan for a no-cost breastpump.
Our sponsor is not responsible for and has had no influence over the creation, selection or presentation of evidence-based or other information or resources provided on this site.