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Fun song and a great story! (1 minute video)
To spank or not to spank? We spank and though that isn’t socially accepted in today’s world, it is Biblical. However, we don’t spank in public…..which leads me to consequences. I noticed that when disciplining Ella at home, the threat of a spanking is often just as good as the real thing. However, we needed a “code” word for spanking when out in public, so I introduced her to the word consequences. For instance, “Ella come here, or I am going to spank you and that means consequences.” So now when out in public, all I have to do is say, “Ella, come here, or there will be consequences.” And she knows what that means.
Today at home, Ella proceeded to place one of her toddler-sized chairs on the couch beside me, so that she could sit on the chair- and on the couch- all at the same time. I told her to put the chair down, it doesn’t go on the couch, it goes on the floor. She quickly went into melt-down mode and started pulling the chair off the couch WITHOUT mommy’s help in a tirade and, wouldn’t you know it, the chair somewhat fell on her and she began to cry (please don’t worry- she wasn’t really hurt- more mad than anything). I ignored the fit, as I usually do, and she looked at me and said,
“Mommy, I have consequences.”
“What??????!???!??!!!!?” I gasped.
“I have consequences.”
“That’s right, Ella. You got hurt and that was your consequences for putting the chair on the couch.”
And she knew exactly what that meant. (!!!!)