It is hard to maintain consistency within a child, but it is ultimately one of the most important things that you can provide for your child as they grow up. Consistency covers a lot of terrain. It stands for issues surrounding discipline, routine, and rules, but also stands for dependability and reliability in the eyes of your children.Being consistent is difficult to say the least. It is easy to fall into bad habits (I know I have) in regards to what you wish to do with your children, let say in regards to discipline, but when it comes down to it, when you have to discipline your child do you have what it takes to follow through and remain consistent with the rules as well as the stated outcome to the breaking of the rules.
Our children look to us for consistency. They look to us to maintain a stable home where parents are on the same page and are not contradicting each other. Children will soon come to identify if they find gaps in the armor, and if they find it, they will attack that gap with all their efforts to make sure that they are able to get away with what they want.
In researching this post I came up with a number of resources that I wanted to share with you all:
Today’s task is for you to sit down and talk to your partner about how you both can be more consistent with each other when it comes to your children. Also, write down a list of things that you can do to increase the overall consistency within your household.
I am interested to know where you find your consistency wavers and what you have done in the past or what you plan to do to be more consistent with your children. If you are so inclined please leave your responses in a comment below or link to a blog post if you are going to commit to joining me on this journey so that others can learn from you as well.
Good luck with day 6 and I look forward to your thoughts and comments!
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Single Dad House says
Great article. Consistency is tough when you’re stressed. It’s easier to bend the rules. But kids need and respect consistency in parenting style, discipline.