We know it’s our job to teach our kids how to act more responsible. But what happens when you can’t find consequences that work to motivate long-term responsible behavior?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why trying to find the “best” consequence often leads to more resistance 
  • The two components of effective consequences (that you’re probably not including now)
  • An action you can take right away to start to identify consequences that will work for each of your children

Referenced in this episode:

Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 34 (Why Punishment Doesn’t Lead to Results That Last)

Tools to help children and adolescents act better:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 7 (Helping with transitions off of devices)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 8 (Helping them do “boring” tasks that have to get done)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 35 (How to motivate them to do schoolwork)


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EPISODE 49

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How to Find Consequences That Work