If we want our children to be kind and respectful, it only makes sense to treat them with kindness and respect. Logical and natural consequences do just that. While the child’s behavior still has consequences, those consequences are understandable when they’re logical consequences.
Julie Jenkins Sathe, author of Enlightened Discipline, has a simple, one-minute-twenty-four-second video on natural and logical consequences. The video isn’t slick or professionally done, but the point comes across loud and clear. You can teach personal responsibility by using a logical, respectful approach to disciplining your child.