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Old 07-18-2006, 05:20 PM
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Quoth wagegoth
With both of my children, the threat, "Keep it up and we're going home," was followed through. They know that they will be taken home and my saying it is usually all it takes to get improved behavior.
And that's it, exactly. The key to great parenting. If you threaten, you have got to follow through. I think this is where the majority of people fail. They say "Oh little Tiffany, stop that or I'll take away a toy/spank/pull you out of the store" and then they let little Tiffany keep doing what she was doing with no consequences attached to the behavior.

It works like a charm. Threaten + carry out punishment = change in behavior. Simple.
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