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…?

Have you heard
about our sponsor,
Freemie's hands-free
pumping system
?

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

KellyMom is sponsored this month by Freemie, the hands free pumping system, who has graciously helped pay our costs this month.
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.