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How do natural consequences work as a discipline technique?

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Your child does something wrong, and you let them experience the result of that behavior. There's no need for you to "lecture." They can't blame you for what happened. For example, if they deliberately break a toy, they no longer have that toy to play with.

Natural consequences can work well when children don't seem to hear your warnings, and when the consequences aren't dangerous.

From: Parents, Kids, and Discipline WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Discipline," "Parenting Corner Q&A: Disobedience."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Discipline."

National Mental Health Association: "Strengthening Families Fact Sheet: Effective Discipline Techniques for Parents: Alternatives to Spanking."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 5, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Parenting Corner Q&A: Discipline," "Parenting Corner Q&A: Disobedience."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "Discipline."

National Mental Health Association: "Strengthening Families Fact Sheet: Effective Discipline Techniques for Parents: Alternatives to Spanking."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 5, 2017

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