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How consistency improves behaviour

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One of the simplest ways to improve a young child’s behaviour is to be more consistent.   Children love their parents to be consistent as they are able to predict how they will act. A consistent approach to discipline helps put kids in control of their behaviour.    Consistency means as parents we follow through and do as we say we will. It means resisting giving kids second and third chances when they break the rules or behave poorly around others.  When we let kids get away with two or three infractions of the rules we often come down very hard eventually, which causes resentment.   Act early and prevent poor behaviour from escalating is the best approach.   Consistency also means both parents in a dual parent family get their act together and respond in similar ways when children are less than perfect. Children learn from a young ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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