Excuses, Excuses: 9 Tips to Get Your Child to Stop Making Excuses

Excuses, Excuses: 9 Tips to Get Your Child to Stop Making Excuses

Really great article talking about how we can help our kids to stop making excuses.

Instead of getting sucked into an argument, we focused on getting the kids to take responsibility. Sometimes we would catch kids in the act of sneaking out at night, and they’d still try to tell us it wasn’t their fault.
Our method of dealing with the situation was to do the following:
Describe the situation objectively: “You were caught sneaking out after lights out.”
State the problem simply and clearly: “It’s against the rules and it’s a safety concern.”
Give a consequence: “You won’t be allowed to go on the group outing to the mall tomorrow.”

check out the entire article here.

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Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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