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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I've been trying to think of a catchy introduction to this topic and have come up blank so I'll jut dive in and see what develops.  I want to talk about consistency.   Moms want their kids to mind them.  Kids need to know their parents say what they mean.  The key to both is being consistent.  So, no exaggerations, no threats, no promises you don't intend to keep.  You may WANT to ground your teenager for the rest of her life but obviously, that isn't going to happen.  And definitely, no threats about their life!   Keep consequences appropriate to the misbehavior.  Try being reasonable and then follow through as necessary.  If you say you're going to do something, then make sure you do it.  And, always be true to your word!

I'll go into this in more detail in another post...


  1. I noticed it a lot at the High School I worked at in Vegas. Students walked all over any teachers that weren't consistent or that threatened things they'd never follow through on.

  2. They had no credibility, did they?