Originally Posted by bec
I guess some of the things I do may look like punishment, but I really try hard to think of natural consequences instead. I find they are much more effective than just a punishment. If one of the kids hits or does something violent to their siblings or the dog, for example, that usually gets a time out (occasionally in the corner if I've lost my patience.
Thankfully, someone set me straight and said the natural consequences of wetting your pants are wet underwear. And perhaps I could do the same thing for my daughter as I might do for myself if I wet my pants due to sneeze or something (we're all mothers here, right?), and help her get dry underwear. It really clarified the issue for me.
Bec, I'm sure you know this already and it's probably just the writing that's unclear. But since this is a "newbie" kind of discussion and I didn't want anyone else to get the wrong impression of "natural consequences."