Webster's Ninth New
Collegiate Dictionary defines consequences as
"a conclusion derived through logic:
Within the realm of
parenting, it is essential that clear consequences
are communicated within the home. Good and bad
behavior should elicit specific, known
consequences. When consequences are clear,
ambivalence and confusion disappear.
EXAMPLE IN THE
"Have I communicated to the children what the
consequences of their good and bad behavior will
be?" Have my spouse and I first decided what
is acceptable and unacceptable behavior? If we
have not, we need to confer and communicate this
HOW IS IT IN
WHAT will I do to
ensure the children know the consequences of good
and bad behavior?
is good and bad in our home?
do I communicate the consequences for the
I explained what is good and bad in our house?
ON A SCALE OF 1-10,
HOW AM I DOING IN MY HOME? ________________
DO I NEED TO
"Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for
you reap whatever you sow. If you sow to your own
flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh;
but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap
eternal life from the Spirit. So let us not grow
weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at
harvest time, if we do not give up."
2001 by Dr. Carol S. Kennedy