Natural Consequences

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Child Discipline - Non-punitive Discipline - Methods - Natural Consequences
... Natural consequences involve children learning from their own mistakes ... Using natural consequences would be indicative of the theory of accomplishment of natural growth, which is the parenting style of the working class and poor ... The accomplishment of natural growth focuses on separation between children and family ...

Famous quotes containing the words consequences and/or natural:

    There is a delicate balance of putting yourself last and not being a doormat and thinking of yourself first and not coming off as selfish, arrogant, or bossy. We spend the majority of our lives attempting to perfect this balance. When we are successful, we have many close, healthy relationships. When we are unsuccessful, we suffer the natural consequences of damaged and sometimes broken relationships. Children are just beginning their journey on this important life lesson.
    —Cindy L. Teachey. “Building Lifelong Relationships—School Age Programs at Work,” Child Care Exchange (January 1994)

    Numerous studies have shown that those adults who feel the most frustrated by children—and the least competent as parents—usually have one thing in common.... They don’t know what behaviors are normal and appropriate for children at different stages of development. This leads them to misinterpret their children’s natural behaviors and to have inappropriate expectations, both for their children and themselves.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)