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Do you follow through with threats to your child/children when they misbehave?

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Asked by WalknWithGod at 8:50 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Yes, and it's the same as the promise, I don't propse consequences if I can't keep them.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes I do

    Answer by ashisamom at 8:51 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes. Kids will learn quick that they can get away with things if you through out empty threats.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes.  I haven't always and this is something I have to remind myself every morning.  I only say something once.  I listen to them, I expect for them to listen to me.


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Now that I do follow through with. I've been tested a time or two and I win everytime.


    Answer by luvmygrlz at 8:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I feel you tell them once and then thats it.If you keep repeating yourself and do nothing ..they will pick up on that and not listen at all.

    Answer by Graciemae829 at 8:54 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I follow through.. being inconsistent will result in their misbehavior..

    Answer by Autumn07 at 8:55 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Yes, even when I'm in public.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 8:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • I will be honest. Not always. 90% of the time I do, I count to three and she gets her punishment. About 5% of the time there is some other type of punishment (ie. I will tell her if she doesn't stop she doesn't get to go outside, but I will end up putting her in timeout and then still taking her outside). But about 5% of the time I just tell her again, and typically she stops whatever she shouldn't be doing.

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 9:15 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • i agree you should follow through.. it teach's them limits and respect .{not just to you but them as well }
    god bless

    Answer by momofrsd at 9:16 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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