Everyone talks about how important it is to be consistent when you’re parenting. But not everyone talks about how exhausting “being consistent” actually is!

One parent described the guilt she experienced when her children were not acting responsibly because she was not consistent in asking them to do more around the house. The truth was is that it was easier for her to do things herself. 

Fortunately there are some things you can do to make “being consistent” less tiring. 

Of course, there will be times when you don’t follow through. Please don’t beat yourself up for that. Just identify the reason you didn’t follow through, and use that to find a solution to do something differently the next time.

And watch this video to see some suggestions for how to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent you from being consistent. 

(Note to exhausted parents: here is a summary of the 4 tips I provide in this video.  But be sure to watch below if you want to hear more detailed explanations and some words and phrases that you can use when talking to your children.)