Idle threats

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Why don´t my kids respect me?

Idle threats

Don't ever make idle threats. If you don't follow through on a threat to do something (e.g. take away a certain toy for misbehaving), your child learns not to fear the threat. Also, by only following through on some threats, the child gets a confused view on discipline and an inconsistent view of the world. Also, don't ever threaten what you're not prepared to do.



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