Being from the south, I was raised to say “yes, sir” and “no, sir.” It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that not every family teaches this to their kids. This is a rule in our home and we make sure our kids respond appropriately and respectfully. Different families have different rules founded on what we think is best for our kids.

Regardless of what rules you have in your home, we have found it successful to let our kids participate in developing discipline rules.

Allowing kids to participate in setting boundaries and consequences gives them accountability and ownership of the rules.

In order to let them participate, sit down and discuss this with them in an age-appropriate manner. Here are 3 discipline rules for your kids to participate in.

1. Connected Consequences

If your son gets in trouble while playing his Xbox, make sure the consequence is connected to the crime. It’s not helpful if you discipline him for a broken Xbox rule by making him scrub the toilets (not a bad punishment, just not connected). Connecting the consequence means he loses Xbox privileges for a set amount of time…(continue reading here)

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