(This is a guest post from Zen Family Habits [http://www.zenfamilyhabits.net I really like their stuff!)
It seems a bit counter-intuitive punishing your kids for being good but I suspect we all do it more than we realize. Punishment is easy to see when you’re putting your kids in time out, raising your voice to them or using some other form of discipline. It’s a lot more challenging to see when you’re punishing your kids for being good.
Now, let’s look at a simple example:
- get dressed
- help himself to cereal and
- pack his bag for school