Dr. Elaine Heffner: Consequences are a source of learning and growth


A newly licensed teenager returned home with his father’s car later than the legally mandated hour for a 16-year-old driver. As a consequence, he was grounded – unable to use the car – for two weeks. This was met with great anger by the young person, who thought it most unfair.From the time children become mobile and self-directed, parents begin to consider the question of discipline. Discipline most often gets translated as punishment and is raised when children behave in […]  » Read More

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