Giving Them The Privilege of Inner Tension
When we utilize the plan we set in place we give them the option of choosing whether to follow the rules, or to not follow the rules and choose the consequence. We are creating in them an inner conflict, which is a great learning tool. Do I follow my wants/ or do I follow what I am supposed to do? This is a lesson that is invaluable through the adult life. Learning how to say no to self, because it is the right thing, helps in all areas. Earlier this week we linked back to the series called The Power of No; another series that will help you in training your child to deal with temptation is a series on impulse control. Click here for that series.
Another area of training that creates that inner conflict is teaching delayed gratification. Training them that not giving in to the immediate, but the best that comes later is a great lesson in how to appropriately deal with temptation. Click here for a series on delayed gratification. Using money is a great way to teach delayed gratification, Click here for the week long series about teaching your children about finances.
Listen to today’s podcast for more.