Follow Through

April 19, 2022

Follow Through



Children know when we mean what we say and when we don't. It’s usually best not to say anything unless you mean it and can say it respectfully and can then follow through with dignity and respect.


The key to effective limits and boundaries is to say what you mean and mean what you say. This means you need to think before you speak, which generally means you should take time to be calm and consider things rationally.


 Don't set a consequence that you know you won't be able to follow through on– and don't follow through when you know you're being unreasonable or simply acting out of anger and frustration.


Remember, discipline is meant to teach. Set consequences in advance, preferably with your child's input, then follow through with dignity and mutual respect.