TPJ 8: Can We Use Consequences as "Peaceful" Parents? How?!
Have you ever had thoughts or conversations about natural consequences, logical consequences, punishments, rewards, positive or negative reinforcement, etc., and felt like there was something missing – like there’s a deeper level to it all?
Today we’re going to dive into these terms and get some clarity on what consequences really are, how we can apply them mindfully, and common pitfalls to avoid.
What I cover in this episode:
- Why you should avoid punitive consequences and positive/negative reinforcement.
- How natural consequences are good, but often aren’t enough.
- Extend yourself grace. You won’t get it right 100% of the time. I don’t always get it right, and neither will you.
- 3 types of consequences you probably haven’t heard of