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.