Be consistent with the consequences when the child fails to follow the guidelines/rules/expectations/agreements.
Carry out this ‘follow through’ routine with firm and friendly explanations. It is not the time for protracted negotiations or arguments. It’s time to mean what you say.
Don’t undertake this routine if you do not intend to follow through 1001 times in response to the child testing your resolve 1000 times.
The feature of this approach is that it follows a gradual build up of responses from you rather than coming down too hard too quickly to correct a ‘minor’ misbehaviour.
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