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Punishment and Logical Consequences

Tim Smith, The Relaxed Parent, p. 14

Punishment and Logical Consequences


Logical Consequences

1. Used by an authority figure

Reflect the world with cause and effect

2. Often done in anger

Can be used without much emotion

3. Often unrelated to the misbehavior

Logically related to the misbehavior

4. Moral judgment by parent

Moral responsibility by child/teen

5. Focused on the past

Focused on the present and future

6. Use restricted to home

Transferable to many other situations

7. Appropriate for control (I control them)

Appropriate for influence and motivation (They exercise self-control)