“It takes tremendous strength and resolve to allow your kids to suffer the consequences of their decisions.” – Smart Money Smart Kids
This is one thing that I sometimes struggle with when it comes to disciplining our daughter. I know that in the long run, it will fully benefit her to learn that her actions have consequences that are not always nice or fun to deal with. My husband has always been more able to handle this with our daughter — I am still a work in progress on this front. 😉
When Isabella is visibly upset or hurting, I have a harder time not going over to her to console her while she in timeout or after she got something taken away. While this is hard for me, I know, without a doubt, that this is best for her to learn these lessons now, so that when she is older she will be more thoughtful about her actions and choices since she will understand that every action can have a consequence.
Regardless of how hard it is as a parent to make sure that your child suffers the consequences of their actions, you should really try your best to be consistent on this front with your child. It is also very beneficial to make sure that you and your spouse are discipling your little one the same to be consistent for your little one.
If you need any advice on this topic, or want to know more about it, please let me know! 🙂 I would love to help!